CD Projekt RED suffers from cyber attack, with hackers threatening to release confidential data

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has been attacked by hackers that have managed to gain access to their internal network and collected various data. In response, the developer posted an official statement on Twitter last Tuesday (Feb. 9, 2021) confirming the cyber attack, including a note left by the attackers.

According to the note left by the unidentified attackers, the hackers copied source codes for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. They also encrypted all of the company’s servers, blocking the developers’ access. The hackers also demand that the company negotiate within 48 hours or they’ll release confidential information that will ruin the company’s image.

CD Projekt Red reaffirms in their same statement that they will not negotiate with the hackers and that they have already contacted the authorities regarding the attack. Also, they’re currently restoring data through backup servers while assuring that no personal data of players or users has been compromised.

Many have linked the attack on the company’s bumpy release of Cyberpunk 2077; or possibly the attackers are just simply using this controversy to put pressure on the company and nab some cash. Regardless of the reason, since CD Projekt Red stated that they won’t negotiate with the Hackers, we can only keep an eye on how this incident will develop and what the company’s next move would be.

Source: Siliconera