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CD Projekt co-founder says hacking attack on the company will affect the pace of work in the short term



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Earlier this week, Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) announced hackers had targeted the company and attempted to hold it to ransom. Now, someone in possession of the data has leaked at least some of it online publicly.

The news shows not only the risk that video game studios face from hackers, but also the continuing trend of hackers not only deploying ransomware to lock target machines for payment, but also threaten, and follow through with, the leaking of data.

CD Projekt co-founder Adam Kichinski commented on the situation. The president of the company said that the situation is still being investigated, but it will directly affect the speed of work – but for how long is not entirely clear.

Currently, we are primarily investigating the incident itself, trying to secure the infrastructure and restore data. According to all the rules, information is regularly saved in the form of backups.

It’s too early to talk about the long-term effects of the attack. But it will definitely affect the pace of development in the short term.

Adam Kicinski
President and CEO of CD Projekt

The servers and resources of the CD Projekt Group were attacked by the hackers. To the best of our knowledge, there was no leakage of personal data of players and other users of our services. At the moment we are focusing on investigating the incident itself, securing infrastructure, and restoring data in accordance with our internal procedures, they are regularly saved in the form of backups

Adam Kicinski
President and CEO of CD Projekt

Adam Kichinski added that if according to the results of the inspections, it turns out that the burglars have caused really serious damage, then the leaders will definitely publish an extraordinary report for investors, where they will explain everything in more detail. So far, this information is considered confidential.

Meanwhile, according to media reports, hackers have already put CD Projekt’s data up for auction. The founders of the vx-underground portal were one of the first to notice this.

The hacker attack was reported by CD Projekt on 9 February. As representatives of the company have already said, the cybercriminals did not receive the data of the players and users.

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