- *Source code for Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher supposedly accessed by Hackers
- *Hackers Threaten to leak CDprojekt red’s vital information if an agreement is not reached
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt has come out to say that it has been attacked and infiltrated by hackers who have gained access to its core network, and these hackers used this to encrypt some devices and retrieve “certain data” from the Polish video game company. CD Projekt declares that it will not negotiate with the attacker and or give in to their various demands, and they also believe that no personal data of players or service users has been compromised by this attack.
In an official tweet by the company, they made public the ransom note sent by the hackers, who say they have accessed the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and an “unreleased version of Witcher 3.” The hackers are threatening to release the source code alongside internal legal, HR, and financial documents “if we will not come to an agreement.”
Important Update pic.twitter.com/PCEuhAJosR— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
Despite this, CD Projekt says that reinforcements have been put in place to secure its IT infrastructure, and is currently restoring its data from several intact backups. The company also stated that the “relevant authorities” have been informed about the matter as well as other IT forensic specialists. Following the developer’s troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077, this attack really struck at a bad time. Cyberpunk 2077 released with numerous game-breaking bugs and performance issues on PC and was almost unplayable on older consoles like the PS4. This led Sony to pull the game from the PlayStation Store and offer refunds to players, while Microsoft is also offering refunds.
The Cyberpunk 2077 developer has been exposed to lots of criticism for releasing the game in what many gamers call an unfinished state. The company has vowed to address Cyberpunk 2077’s performance issues with a series of patches.
CD Projekt now faces lawsuits from investors who claim they were given false claims about the game’s performance prior to its release. CD Projekt has also been criticized over reports that its employees were forced to work overtime in the months leading up to the game’s release.