CD Projekt Red Hacked – But Refused To Pay The Ransom
Already in a storm of scandals surrounding the console release of their game Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s internal servers were breached by a hacker on Monday afternoon.
The company released a statement on Twitter explaining that “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 will release to the public.”
Among the supposedly compromised files is internal code from Cyberpunk 2077 as well as the next-generation port for Witcher 3.
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The company said, “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. Although some devices in out network have been encrypted, out backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring data.”
CD Project is also the owner of the digital storefront GOG, which the company believes has not been compromised. “To the best of our knowledge – the compromised system did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our service,” the company said.
The bittersweet launch of Cyberpunk 2077 saw CD Projekt’s reputation with console gamers drop drastically, but the game still managed to sell upward of 13 million copies by the end of 2020, according to reports.