The Projekt Red CD has been attacked by ransomware
The Projekt Red CD has been attacked by ransomware

Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red, who produces Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher and Gwent, has confirmed that it has been attacked by attackers who can access intranets. The device encrypts and collects some data.

The company said in a statement posted on its official account on the Twitter platform that it was exposed to a ransom note, but it will not surrender or negotiate with pirates, indicating that it maintains a backup copy.

The company said: We have protected our IT infrastructure and have begun to recover data and notify the relevant authorities and IT professionals.

According to the ransom note, the hackers said: They have received the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and the unpublished version of Witcher 3.

If no agreement is reached, the hackers threaten to release the source code and internal legal documents in addition to human and financial resources.

CD Projekt Red currently indicated that it has not received any personally identifiable information and added: We are still investigating the incident but, to the best of our knowledge, we can currently confirm that the compromised system does not contain any personal data. Personal data of our players or service users.

Hackers target high-end companies and companies with malware to encrypt files and keep them encrypted for extortion.

Since many companies have backups, some ransomware packages threaten to distribute stolen files unless they pay a ransom.

CD Projekt Red is believed to have been attacked by ransomware for the second time in recent years.

The game developer confirmed in 2017 that this hack had resulted in some preliminary work for Cyberpunk 2077.

Weeks after the game launched, Sony and Microsoft gave players money back and reported bugs and poor performance on the old console.

CD Projekt Red was heavily criticized for the game's release, while critics claimed the game was incomplete, and the company promised to fix Cyberpunk 2077's performance issues with a series of fixes.

She is now facing a lawsuit from investors alleging that they misled the game's performance prior to the game's release. The company also came under fire for forcing it to work long hours in the months leading up to the game's release.

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