CD Projekt Red data for sale online
CD Projekt Red data for sale online

Hackers have used ransomware to attack videogame developer CD Projekt Red, who is trying to sell stolen source code obtained through auctions.

This hacking software contains vital code for some attractive releases like: The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt Red said: It's not intended to negotiate with hackers even if that means that the material stolen by the hackers is spreading online.

A vx Underground cybersecurity account posted on Twitter reported that correct source code information may be lost on various forums.

The initial leak is believed to be in Gwent's source code, and vx-Underground revealed that the most valuable source code auction was held on a hacking forum called Exploit.

However, a cybersecurity company called KELA is dedicated to providing threat intelligence to businesses based on an analysis of dark locations and communities. The company has reason to believe that its auctions will contain correct data.

She said: We think this is a real auction from real sellers who have access to the data. The seller offers to use the escrow and only those with a deposit are allowed to participate. This strategy is used by many sellers to demonstrate their seriousness and to prevent fraud.

“Our threat intelligence analyst, Victoria Kevelevich, was able to download some information that was provided to her by people who claimed to be at auction,” Kela added.

Believing the data is original, Kevelvitch said the auction provided the source code for Red Engine and CDPR releases, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales spin-off, and Cyberpunk 2077.

While it is not clear what kind of files or other items the hacker has, it is also believed that the stolen items contain internal files.

According to KELA, the original auction price was $ 1 million, the bid was increased in increments of $ 500,000, and the current purchase price is $ 7 million.

Users who deposit 0.1 Bitcoin can only participate, which is why Kevelvitch believes that hackers are serious about hosting the auction and that the items sold are more likely to be accurate as this ensures that those who are not at auction have participated in the auction, trying to deceive the seller.

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