Riot Games breached: How did it happen?

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The company has also confirmed that source code for TFT (Teamfight Tactics) and a legacy anti-cheat platform (Packman) were exfiltrated by the attackers, but said they won’t be paying the ransom. The hackers who breached Riot Games last week are asking for $10 million not to leak the stolen source code for the company’s popular League of Legends online game. The operator of malware repository vx-underground has professedly spoken to the attacker, who said they got in by social engineering a Riot Games employee via SMS, that they managed to pivot through the company network and escalate privileges by social engineering a company director, but that they did not deploy malware (e.g., ransomware) on company systems.

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