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CD Projekt Red Gets Hacked


CD Projekt Red has been the victim of a massive cyber attack.

CD Project Red has released an important statement on Twitter that states.

“An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt capital group, and left a ransom note the content of which we release to the public.”

The note explains that full copies of the source codes for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 and even the unreleased version of The Witcher 3 have all been compromised.

Not only did they hack game source codes but also had a go at the Documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, and investor relations.

They warned the company that if the two don’t come to an agreement in 48 hrs then the extremely sensitive source codes will be sold or leaked online, and documents will be sent to journalists.

CD Project Red rebutted this with “We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data. We are taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release, in particular by approaching any parties that may be affected due to the breach.”

The studio says though that it is confident that no player information was compromised as a result of the attack which does ease some concerns of players. They are currently working with authorities as well as I.T. forensic specialists to investigate the incident fully.

CD Projekt Red Gets Hacked

This attack could not come at a worse time for the game developer as they have had a really tough time of it lately after the release of Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red came under intense scrutiny for the game breaking bugs and removed content that had previously been promised.

It will be interesting to see what happens next as these “hacking” incidents are becoming more frequent in the gaming industry and are becoming a real threat. Cyber hackers are becoming increasingly ruthless asking for millions from the companies they attack.