CD Projekt Red Hit With Colossal Data Breach, Cyberpunk 2077 Code Stolen

CD Projekt Red Hit With Colossal Data Breach, Cyberpunk 2077 Code Stolen

The company was recently hit with a major cyber attack, encrypting and ransoming servers, as well as Cyberpunk 2077 source code.

The company was recently hit with a major cyber attack, encrypting and ransoming servers, as well as Cyberpunk 2077 source code.

Credit | CD Projekt Red

In a Tweet from CD Projekt Red’s official Twitter, the company announced that “yesterday, we discovered that we have become a victim of a target cyber attack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised.”

The company is the latest gaming company to be affected by a cyber attack, following Capcom’s previous breach involving 1TB in compromised data, whereas Capcom’s servers were brought down by “unauthorized access carried out by a third party.”

According to the tweet above, an unidentified actor infiltrated the game producer’s servers, collected data, encrypted servers, and then released a very unprofessional ransom note. Over on that Tweet, you can see how unconvinced CD Projekt Red’s audience is, as to whether or not the company was actually hacked by a malicious actor.

The note mentions threats to release source code for the company’s Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 (including code for an unreleased version), and Gwent, as well as internal documents throughout the internet.

The hackers insist that CD Projekt Red has 48 hours to reach an agreement before the encrypted servers are wiped, and games’ source codes and internal documents are released. The company says they will not reach an agreement, having contacted authorities to reach a resolution.

CD Projekt Red has also said that their server backups are intact and online, and that its systems have been secured, although we’ll likely have to wait to see the end result for this. That information however, leads into the theory that the company is faking a cyber attack in order to gain some sympathy from its community.

Many think it’s very coincidental timing that the company was breached following more issues with Cyberpunk 2077 as a game, pointing out the fact that they supposedly have already secured their servers, essentially rendering the breach useless.

“We will not give into the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of compromised data;

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 the incident.”

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If this breach isn’t under control however, then the game source codes for Cyberpunk 2077, the Witcher 3, and Gwent will be released to the internet, as well as internal documents that the actors believe will push CD Projekt Red’s public image “down the shitter even more and people will se how you shitty your company functions.”

It’s still incredibly strange however, especially with how random this breach was, since the big issues with CP2077 was a few months ago. The poor grammar and writing is also incredibly fascinating, especially since this is supposedly from a person who managed to hack a multi-billion dollar corporation. We’ll report on any additional news as it comes in, so make sure to check back into Statural for the news as it arrives.