CD Projekt RED got pwned by hacker - Cyberpunk 2077 source code compromised

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10 2021 @ 09:44 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
First the Cyberpunk 2077 launch turned into a fiasco and now CD Projekt RED is the victim of a major hack. Via a tweet, the Polish game designer confirms it got hit by a ransomware attack. About the only good news is that, based on current knowledge, no personal data of gamers or users of CD Projekt RED services were compromised.

The attacker gained access to a treasure trove of corporate data. According to the ransom note, which was made public by CD Projekt RED, the hacker downloaded all documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations, and more.

Furthermore, a Perforce server containing source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of Witcher 3 was compromised too.

The hacker threatens to sell or leak all stolen files if CD Projekt RED doesn't give in to undisclosed demands. CD Projekt RED claims it will not negotiate with the hacker -- which means a bunch of files will likely leak to the web in the coming days/weeks.



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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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