So, in case you missed the news yesterday, CD Projekt Red just came across another bit of turmoil. As if what it was going through with Cyberpunk 2077 wasn’t enough, someone went and hacked their system, gaining access to their source codes and more.
CD Projekt Red confirmed the situation on Twitter the other day, even going as far as to share the ransom note that looked like it came from…a ten year old?
After noting that “some of our internal systems have been compromised,” CD Projekt Red then called out the “unidentified actor” who “gained unauthorized access to our internal network,” taking their assets for his own. However, the company has noted that it will “not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor,” though that could result in the release of the data and
information. It’s already contacted the police over the matter, as well as the President of the Personal Data Protection Office and IT forensic specialists.
We won’t post the ransom letter here (it’s over on Twitter), but it’s pretty nuts, with the hacker saying the company was “EPICALLY pwned” and that “documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more” were in their possession. The user then threatened to sell and leak all the documents online, saying the company would “go down the shitter even more” after the Cyberpunk controversy.
It’ll be interesting to see what the hacker does, or if they’re just blowing smoke. Remember, the police are involved here, and are probably just waiting for their next move to catch them in the act.
We do wish the folks at CD Projekt Red well over the matter, and hope they bounce back soon.
They’re currently hard at work on improving the Cyberpunk experience with a number of patches, as well as free next-gen upgrades and DLC.
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