Can we go a week without a cyber attack causing some kind of issue? Whether it's bank details going out to the highest bidder, old hospital computers being taken hostage or airlines being shut down, it's happening more and more. The latest victim? CD Projekt Red - for some reason.
Famed for their work on The Witcher series of video game, the Polish developers are known across the world through their own tireless work.
With the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the group announced their plans to step away from the franchise for a good long while. Instead, they set out work on something called Cyberpunk 2077 - a title we still know little about after a number of years.
Potentially bothered by that lack of communication, someone has taken matters into their own hands. Announced by CD Project Red themselves, they've been the victim of a cyber attack with the perp now demanding money to stop their devious plan. Having gained access to design documents and other goods relating to the unfinished game, the attacker is holding the files ransom hoping to make a quick buck from the big-name studio.
Thankfully, CD Projekt Red don't really care. Essentially just putting out the warning to say anything that might pop up soon doesn't reflect the current version of the game, they've stated the held files are particularly old and mostly redundant. They're not paying up. It wouldn't make sense.