CD Projekt Under Cyber Attack; Game Codes & Internal Documents Held Under Ransom [Update]

Update (11/2): Seems like the hackers have started to make good on their threats. They recently leaked the source code for Gwent on a hacking forum with Mega.nz archive links; they were later deactivated.

Seems like the woes of Cyberpunk 2077’s creators are far from over.

An unidentified group has gained unauthorized access to CD Projekt’s internal network and threatens to release its major works to the public. The ransomer said that the company has 48 hours before it releases the full copies of the following games:

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Witcher 3
  • Gwent
  • An unreleased version of Witcher 3

The hacker group has also allegedly dumped all of the company’s documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations, and more. However, this compromise system did not contain any player personal data or user info. It’s mostly just CD Projekt’s internal documents and safeguarded code of their games.

This attack was probably done in retaliation against the poor release reception of Cyberpunk 2077. Or a group who had one too many losses in Gwent. In any case, CD Projekt has announced that it has approached the relevant authorities to investigate this breach of security.

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Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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