Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red confirmed today that it has been hacked. The hackers gained access to the company's internal network and managed to compromise "documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more," according to the note they left behind.
They also claim to have gained access to the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Gwent, The Witcher 3, as well as an unreleased version of CD Projekt Red's popular fantasy RPG.
"If we will not come to an agreement, then your source code will be sold or leaked online and your documents will be sent to our contacts in gaming journalism. Your public image will go down the shitter even more and people will see how you shitty your company functions. Investors will lose trust in your company and the stock will dive even lower," the hackers wrote before giving the developer 48 hours to respond.
CD Projekt Red's servers were also encrypted but its "backups remain intact." The company also said that "it will not give in to demands nor negotiate with the actor," despite admitting that this approach could lead to the compromised documents and source code ending up in the wild.
Currently, no signs are pointing towards any compromised player or user data, but the investigation is ongoing. "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 this incident."
While the hack seems to have been targeted at the company and its assets rather than users of its products, we'll have to wait and see how the situation evolves over the coming days.
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Important Update pic.twitter.com/PCEuhAJosR— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021