After all the problems that accompanied the release of the game Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt is again struck by bad luck: the developer of video games was hacked, and the source code of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 stolen. A ransom demand was sent by the hacker.
The story is so crazy that it could be the scenario of a video game. Polish developer and publisher CD Projekt was the victim of a hack. The hacker encrypted everything he could on the company’s server and left with the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3. He also left a ransom note. CD Projekt told this story in a Twitter post published on February 9, 2021.
The Polish company must have made a lot of people jealous by collecting successes since the release of the saga The Witcher. So some have decided to take revenge. Hackers infiltrated the Projekt CD servers and encrypted all the content they could on these machines, making it inaccessible until a ransom was paid.
However, as stated by the developer in his press release, no ransom will be paid, although hackers left with the source code of Cyberpunk 2077, that of The Witcher 3 (including the next-gen version of the game, which was not yet unveiled) and although they have had access to personal employee information and numerous confidential internal documents.
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
CD Projekt ensures that the backups of its servers are intact, and that they can restore them soon.
We will not yield to requests or negotiate with the person, while being aware that this may lead to the dissemination of compromised data. We shall take the necessary measures to mitigate the consequences of such information propagation, in particular by contacting all parties who may be affected as a result of this intrusion. We have already contacted the relevant authorities,” the company says.
No personal information – whether it concerns employees or players – has yet been released. The hackers left 48 hours on CD Projekt to contact them about the ransom. It is therefore possible that, in the days that follow, data will be disseminated, but the Polish developer does not want to give in to his aggressors.