Riot Taking Legal Action vs. DDoS Attacks on League of Legends

A handful of miscreants have been attacking the League of Legends live service through a form of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, killing games that are in-progess. Riot has taken steps to identify the attackers and is bringing the matter to the proper authorities in order to take legal action.

Bellissimoh, Producer at Riot Games, wrote on the official forums:

“As of yesterday’s hotfix, we’ve put some changes in place that prevent games from dying. Players in a targeted game will still experience lag and possibly be disconnected, but the client should now be able to reconnect to the game automatically and resume where it left off. To spell this out a little, if your client suddenly lags and presents you with a “Connecting screen” you should allow it to try its magic and reconnect you to the game. When it is successful this will allow you to rejoin the battle much quicker without reloading the client.”

Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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