Ransomware Hackers Target Video Game Cyberpunk 2077 Makers

Cyberpunk 2077 makers CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has been targeted by ransomware hackers who threatened to release the game’s source code if they were not paid.

“An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt capital group, and left a ransom note the content of which we will release to the public,” announced CDPR on Twitter.

Aside from Cyberpunk 2077, the hackers have also threatened to release the source code of Witcher 3, Gwent, and an “unreleased version of Witcher 3”  alongside internal legal, HR, and financial documents.

“Your public image will go down the shitter even more and people will see how you shitty your company functions. Investors will lose trust in your company and the stock will dive even lower!”

The hackers have also encrypted some of CDPR’s servers but the company said that they had available backups.

“Our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data,” said CDPR.

CDPR reassured its customers that no player data has been breached during the attack and that they would not negotiate with the hackers.

 “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,” said CDPR.

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