CD Projekt RED hit by ransomware attack
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Proejekt RED has fallen victim to a cyber attack. The studio is refusing the attackers' ransom demands and will work with security professionals and law enforcement to minimize harm.
“An unidentified actor gained unauthorised access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD PROJEKT capital group, and left a ransom note”, which they published. Some attached devices were encrypted by the hackers but backups are restoring data.
Terminal breached: The attackers claim to have stolen source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. The hackers also made off with various paperwork relating to accounting, administration, legal, human resources and investor relations. The attackers threatened to make this information public unless their demands are met.
No negotiation: CD Projekt RED “will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor,” and are confident that no personal user data was stolen, although the company is still determining the full extent of the attack.