CD Projekt Red, creator of Cyberpunk 2077, has been hacked and the source code to several of its games has been stolen.
According to a tweet from CD Projekt Red’s official Twitter account, the unknown third party breached its systems and stole a huge amount of data.
The tweet included a screenshot of the alleged message from the hacker, which you can see below. It states that source code to Gwent, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 and also an unreleased version of The Witcher 3 have been taken. On top of that, accounting and other internal data has also been stolen.
The party or parties responsible for the breach have demanded a ransom from CD Projekt Red or they’ll release or sell the data. The company has stated that the data did not include any personal player data. They also confirmed that they will not be negotiating with the hacker(s).
“We will not give into the demands nor negotiated with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data.”
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
If this is genuine, it’s another big blow for the company, though one from which it can probably recover. It won’t be easy for CD Projekt Red’s employees to see their hard work just floating about for anyone to appropriate. It comes as the company came under heavy fire in December for releasing Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox One in a near-unplayable state.
CD Projekt Red has confirmed it’s in contact with law enforcement and “IT forensic specialists” in order to investigate the cyber attack.