League of Legends breached, password reset issued

Marc Merrill & Brandon Beck from Riot Games:

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: usernames, email addresses, salted password hashes, and some first and last names were accessed.

You might not think this is a big deal, but make no mistake; League of Legends is massive. They boast over 32 million players, their twitch.tv audience is one of the largest on the site (many times larger than Starcraft 2 at this point) and their growth is only matched by the other big free-to-play MMOs like World of Tanks or DOTA 2.

Hell, anyone who went to PAX Australia and saw their booth knows what’s up.

So even if it was only a portion of their userbase, that’s still potentially hundreds of thousands of accounts who now are vulnerable to having their password cracked, and linked to their email account. If that password is used anywhere else on the web… well, you get the idea.

So, with that in mind, please. Take 10 minutes of your day and sort out your password situation.

If you’re on a Mac/iOS and have a couple of bucks to spend for a nice experience, use 1Password.

Otherwise, use the free version of Last Pass.