CD Projekt Red has been hacked. The publisher has confirmed this news and shared the ransomware note that threatens to leak the source code of Cyberpunk 2077.
Recently, some of the high-profile game developers and publishers have been the victim of hacking including Ubisoft, Capcom, and Crytek. The most recent hack is related to CD Projekt Red, the developers of the recently released Cyberpunk 2077. Hackers are claiming to own the full source code for their games that also includes The Witcher 3, and they even mention an “unreleased” build of The Witcher 3 in their ransomware note.
CD Projekt Red has shared the following statement on their official Twitter account, stating that they have no plans to comply with the demands of the hackers.
Yesterday we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyber attack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised.
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.
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. We are taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release, in particular by approaching any parties that may be affected due to the breach.
We are still investigating the incident, however at this time we can confirm that —to our best knowledge — the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.
We have already approached the relevant authorities, including law enforcement and the President of the Personal Data Protection Office, as well as IT forensic specialists, and we will closely cooperate with them in order to fully investigate this incident.
While the hackers claim to have access to the full source code of games developed by CD Projekt Red, their statement doesn’t mention it.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released back in December. It faced a lot of criticism at launch due to the disastrous state it launched back in, and the developers are continuing to patch the game to fix any issues while working on new content that is planned for release in the second half of 2021.