The Polish studio is now on the same row as Capcom, but they announced that they will not bow down to the demands.
CD Projekt RED‘s network was breached the other day, and the attacker left a message for them. It reads: „Your have been epically pwned! We have dumped full copies of the source codes from your Perforce server for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent and the unreleased version of The Witcher 3! We have also dumped all of your documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more!
Also, we have encrypted all of your servers, but we understand that you can most likely recover from backups.
If we will not agree, then your source codes 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! You have 48 hours to contact us.”
CD Projekt RED has responded to the attack on Twitter with the following statement: „Yesterday we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyberattack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised. An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD PROJEKT capital group, and left a ransom note the content of which we release to the public. Although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data.
We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data. We are taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release, in particular by approaching any parties that may be affected due to the breach. We are still investigating the incident, however, at this time we can confirm that —to our best knowledge — the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services. 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 to fully investigate this incident.”
This story could be interesting later…