One of the most anticipated video games of 2020 was Cyberpunk 2077 from the developers CD Projekt Red. The game was released and immediately criticized for not being playable on some game consoles and for being full of bugs and problems. The bugs and problems with the game led to refunds and the game was removed from some online stores. CD Projekt Red has just announced that it was the victim of a targeted cyber attack.
CD Projekt announced via Twitter that it discovered this week that it was the victim of a targeted cyber attack that resulted in the compromise of some internal systems. The developers say that an unidentified actor was able to gain access to its internal network and collect “certain data” belonging to the capital group of CD Projekt.
The hacker or hackers left a ransom note, which was released to the public. The Projekt CD says that while some of the devices on the network have been encrypted, their backups remain intact. The company secured its infrastructure and is currently in the process of restoring the data. He said he will not give in to demands or negotiate with the actor and is aware that his decision could lead to the release of compromised data.
The incident remains under investigation and, so far, CD Projekt claims that the compromised systems did not contain any personal data from players or users of its services. Relevant authorities were involved in the investigation and forensic IT specialists were hired.
According to the ransom note left by the hackers, copies of the Perforce server source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent and an unreleased version of Witcher 3 were obtained in the hack. The actors would also have documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more. The hackers gave CD Projekt 48 hours to contact them and “reach an agreement”.