CD Projekt reported that it was attacked by hackers who gained access to the company’s internal network, encrypted some devices, and stole “certain data.” The company says it will not negotiate with attackers and does not believe that any user data has been compromised.
In a tweet about the hack, CD Projekt shared a ransom note left by the hackers. The latter claim to have gained access to the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and the “unreleased version of Witcher 3”. The hackers are threatening to release the source code along with internal legal, personnel, and financial documents “if they don’t agree.”
Important Update pic.twitter.com/PCEuhAJosR— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
In a statement, CD Projekt says it has secured the IT infrastructure and has begun recovering data from undamaged backups. The company also informed the “relevant authorities” and forensic IT experts.
A hacking attack is the last thing CD Projekt would like now, given the problematic release of Cyberpunk 2077. The company has been criticized from all sides, and investors have filed a lawsuit alleging that the developer has misled them about the game’s readiness before its release. We will wait for further news on the company’s affairs but would not like it to cease to exist as a result.
Source: The verge