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Cyberpunk 2077’s Developer CD Projekt Red Targeted by a Cyber Attack

After the messy release of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has faced another bad incident. The company has been exposed to a cyber attack by an unknown actor as they announced on February 9 through their official Twitter account.

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Courtesy of CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red released a statement about the happening and said “Yesterday we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyber attack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised.” 

The company shared the weird-looking note, which was left by the hackers too. In the note, the attackers claimed they had dumped all of CD Projekt’s documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more. Besides, the unidentified actor also asserted that they dumped full copies of the source code from the performance server for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, the unreleased version of Witcher 3 and they’ll sell or leak the source code if CD Projekt Red doesn’t come to an agreement.

The developers of Cyberpunk 2077 answered this threat: “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.”

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Courtesy of CD Projekt Red

On the other hand, some devices in CD Projekt Red’s network have been encrypted as mentioned in the statement, but the company managed to restore them with their backups, and they secured their IT infrastructure while restoring the data.

According to CD Projekt, the compromised systems didn’t contain any personal data of the players or users of their services. However, the firm emphasized they’re still investigating the incident.

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