North American account information recently compromised.

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Received the following email from the League of Legends team this morning, heads up to anyone who plays and hasn't received/read the message:

The security of your information is critically important to us, so we're really sorry to share that a portion of our North American account information was recently compromised.


What we know: user names, email addresses, salted password hashes, and some first and last names were accessed. This means that the password files are unreadable, but players with easily guessable passwords are vulnerable to account theft.


Additionally, we are investigating that approximately 120,000 transaction records from 2011 that contained hashed and salted credit card numbers have been accessed. We are taking appropriate action to notify and safeguard affected players. We will be contacting these players via the email addresses currently associated with their accounts to alert them. Our investigation is ongoing and we will take all necessary steps to protect players.


If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to consult the player support knowledge base or reach out to player support directly.


As a measure to make your accounts safer, within the next 24 hours we'll require players with accounts in North America to change their passwords to stronger ones that are much harder to guess. At such time, you'll be automatically prompted to change your password when you attempt to log in to the game. If you'd prefer, please go here to change your password now — http://account.leagueoflegends.com/change-password/na/en-us


Additionally, new security features that are currently in development include:
• Email verification: all new registrations and account changes will need to be associated with a valid email address (we'll also require all existing players to provide a valid email address).
• Two-factor authentication: changes to account email or password will require verification via email or mobile SMS.
We're sincerely sorry about this situation. We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to focus on account security going forward.


Thank you,


Marc Merrill
Brandon Beck
 

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Yup, legit. Hopefully this gives Riot the wakeup call they need to better their terrible security lol.

It would seem so, I look forward to the email/mobile verification thing.
 

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They've been working on increased security for the past 6-8months I think, just gotta remember there is over 32million accounts so it's not a simple system swap :)
 

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I should hope they've been working on it, as clearly their system as it stands isn't very good :p

To be fair Riot do well to please most of their players and actually take criticism and fix / implement things.