Cyberpunk 2077 Source Code Stolen in Cyberattack
CD Projekt Red is the victim of a cyber attack in which hackers stole the source code of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3. The Polish studio believes that no personal information was stolen during the attack.
The developer posted a statement about the attack on Twitter and shared the ransom note it received. In addition to the source code, the hackers claim they stole documents related to HR, investor relations and more. The note threatens to sell the information or pass it on to the press if CD Projekt Red does not reach an agreement with the hackers within 48 hours.
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– CD-PROJEKT ROT (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
CD Projekt Red confirmed the attack took place, but says that despite the threats, it will not negotiate with the cyber criminals.
“We will not give in to demands that are not negotiated with the actor, as we are aware that this can ultimately lead to the disclosure of the compromised data,” says CD Projekt Red. “We are taking the necessary steps to deal with the consequences of a mitigate such disclosure, in particular by contacting parties who may be affected as a result of the violation. “
The attack comes in response to the controversial release of Cyberpunk 2077, which resulted in the game being completely removed from the PlayStation Store. The ransom note says, “Your public image will take a back seat and people will see you like you [sic] Shit your business is working. “
The company states that the backups are still intact despite the fact that some of its devices have been encrypted by hackers. CD Projekt Red has already started to restore its data and secure its IT infrastructure. The studio is working with law enforcement agencies to investigate the crime.