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Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Suffers Cyber Attack and Ransomware Demand



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CD Projekt is fully-focused on fixing all the bugs in the recently released Cyberpunk 2077, but it now faces a new and altogether different problem: hackers.

In a statement posted on the CD Projekt Twitter account today, the company explains it has been the victim of a targeted cyber attack and ransomware demand.

“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. Although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data.”

The ransomware note claims the hackers have managed to grab source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and what they describe as “the unreleased version of Witcher 3.” They also took a copy of the company’s accounting, administration, legal, HR, and investor relations documents before encrypting the servers they accessed. The hackers have given CD Projekt 48 hours to “come to an arrangement” before they start selling the source code and leaking the documents.

CD Projekt says it has no intention of negotiating, and with backups of all the data available to use, the greatest loss here is the potential for confidential information to be shared publicly. Even if the company decided to pay, there’s no guarantee the stolen information wouldn’t be shared anyway. So instead, law enforcement and IT forensic specialists are being worked with to try and track the hackers down.



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