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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red revealed late Monday evening that it was the victim of a cyber attack in which some internal data was compromised.
Noting an “important update,” the company tweeted, “An unidentified actor gained 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 tweet included a screenshot from the alleged actor, who indicated that source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Gwent and Witcher 3 — along with its unreleased version — was accessed, along with accounting, legal, HR and other administrative documents. “If we will not come to an agreement, then your source codes will be sold or leaked online and your documents will be sent to our contacts in gaming journalism,” the note read. “You have 48 hours to contact us.”
CD Projekt Red stated in its response that it 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.” The incident is currently being investigated by the developer, who confirmed that the compromised systems did not contain any personal data from players or users of the company’s services.
Law enforcement authorities at the President of the Personal Data Protection Office have been notified as well as forensic IT specialists, CD Projekt Red revealed.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to CD Projekt Red for further comment.
The company, which has been the topic of negative conversation since the rocky release of its most expansive game yet, the open-world, role-playing adventure Cyberpunk 2077, again became a trending topic on Twitter throughout Tuesday morning, with many social media users expressing concern for the developers. Meanwhile, others commented that the company deserved a cyber breach because it released a “broken” game.
Last month, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski released a personal statement and attributed the presence of bugs and glitches contained in Cyberpunk 2077 to a slew of development challenges, among them the in-game streaming system. Patches for the game will be released on a regular basis, along with more significant updates, the company has advised.
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