CD Projekt Red has been the victim of a massive “targeted cyber attack”.
The developer responsible for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, went to Twitter to announce the attack and share a ransom note from the hackers who are threatening to lose sensitive data if Project Red fails to meet its demands.
According to CD Projekt Red, the servers were breached, but it is said that “to the best of our knowledge,” no player’s personal information was stolen.
In a statement on Twitter, the company said: “Yesterday we discovered that we were the victim of a targeted cyber attack that compromised some of our internal systems.”
It goes on: “An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data and left a ransom note.”
The ransom note left on the window’s notepad app began with them “epic pwning” the company.
Despite the incident, the studio managed to restore some of its files from a backup, but it couldn’t stop the hackers from selling or losing the information they received.
The hacker’s ransom note, which the company also posted on Twitter, contained threats that it would leak confidential documents to the press and that they “gave out full copies of the source code from your Perforce server for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, and the unpublished” Version of Witcher 3 “.
CD Projekt Red has “48 hours” to contact the hackers and reach an agreement. However, the studio announced in its statement that it will not negotiate with them and has already contacted the authorities to resolve the issue.
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