CD Projekt RED Can’t Shake Bad News
CD Projekt RED has officially confirmed that hackers have taken significant information from the studio, including important source code for games such as The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077. The unidentified hacker has threatened to publicly release the information they’ve received through hacking CDPR if the studio doesn’t adhere to their demands. CDPR has come out with an official statement confirming they will not be giving in to the demands or negotiating with the hackers. CDPR’s recently released Cyberpunk 2077 is available right now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia, and PC.
After attaining the important CD Projekt RED information, the hackers sent a threat to CDPR that said, “hello CD Projekt RED! You have been EPICALLY pwned! We have dumped FULL copies of the source codes from your Perforce server for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, GWENT, and the unreleased version of Witcher 3! We have also dumped all of your documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations, and more!”
“If we will not come to an agreement, then your source codes will be sold or leaked online and your documents will be sent to our contacts in gaming journalism,” continued the hackers’ ransom note. “Your public image will go down the sh***er even more and people will see how sh***y your company functions. Investors will lose trust in your company and the stock will dive even lower. You have 48 hours to contact us.”
CD Projekt RED quickly went public with a statement about the hacking saying, “an unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt capital group, and left a ransom note… although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring data. 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 by the breach.”
CD Projekt RED confirmed that the personal data of their players wasn’t affected by the hack and continued, “we have already approached the relevant authorities, including law enforcement and the President of the Personal Data Protection Office, as well as IT forensic specialists, and we will closely cooperate with them in order to fully investigate this incident.”
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