League of Legends hacker arrested
The latest game on the mmo scene to undergo hacker scandals is the ever popular MOBA, League of Legends. An Australian man has been arrested in relation to a handful of attacks on the League of Legends developer, Riot Games.
The hacking in question appears to be unrelated to the DerpTrolling attack that took down several mmo games over the past winter.
The 21 year old hacker from Queensland, Australia had much more dastardly plans in mind than the DerpTrolling aggro attacks; and was infact caught whilst attempting to sell player data that he'd mined from Riot Games' servers during his hacking escapades.
The data was then advertised online so that gamers could force lag onto their opponents and illegitimately assist them. The player data was advertised on a Panama-registered, black market website, which has yet to be taken down, and has gathered significant attention. With the prize-pots in professional League of Legends events getting bigger and bigger, internet security experts are worrying that this kind of occurrence is going to become more and more common in the likes of competitive mmo gaming.
The man is also suspected of orchestrating a separate League of Legends hacking attempt last winter, on the Riot Games twitter account, when a host of behind the scenes, League of Legends information was leaked, including a potential, upcoming card game, set to rival the likes of Hearthstone.
He has now been charged with several counts of computer hacking and fraud.