The incident was reported by the company. According to CD Projekt, the hackers left a message – it was attached to the tweet.
According to the attached message, hackers could have gained access to the source code of Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, as well as the yet to be released version of The Witcher 3 for PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.
Among the stolen company data, there may be various documents, including financial ones, but the data of players and users of the services, according to CD Projekt, were not affected during the attack.
If we do not come to an agreement, then your source codes will be leaked to the network, and the documentation will be sent to our contacts among journalists. Your reputation will get worse and more people will know how shitty your company is. Investors will lose confidence in you and the stock will fall even lower! You have 48 hours.
from the attached message
CD Projekt itself says it is not going to negotiate with hackers, although it is aware of the possible consequences of this decision. However, the company still intends to mitigate them – including by appealing to all partners that may be affected by this situation.
Some of our devices were encrypted, but the backups were not affected. We have already secured our IT structure by starting data recovery.
In addition, CD Projekt has already contacted the authorities in order to find those responsible for the attack and deal with them.
Earlier, Capcom became a victim of such a hacker attack – after that the company’s plans for releases in the coming years, as well as numerous spoilers of the future Resident Evil Village, were leaked to the network.