Given League of Legends’ immense popularity, we knew it was only a matter of time before a large-scale hacking attempt succeeded against Riot Games’ MOBA juggernaut. The firm sent out an email this weekend notifying EU West and EU Nordic and East customers that their account details may have been compromised.
PC Gamer reports that players’ “email addresses, encrypted account passwords, and dates of birth have been leaked.” Riot bigwigs Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck posted an apology on the EU West forums and implored users to change their login credentials, as “more than half of the passwords were simple enough to be at risk of easy cracking.”
I must admit that I did get highly worried at first, then I saw “EU West and EU Nordic and East” and that calmed me down quite a bit. This may seem harsh to some people but do not take it so; while I am glad my account wasn’t hacked, my sympathies go out towards the EU LoL community and hope everything turns out just fine.