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'Cyberpunk 2077' Studio Victim Of Massive Hack, Ransom Note Posted Online

'Cyberpunk 2077' Studio Victim Of Massive Hack, Ransom Note Posted Online

This is bad.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED has been hacked. The person/persons behind this attack are now demanding that a ransom be paid, or else private documents, source code for various projects, and other important pieces of information will allegedly be leaked. CDPR has stressed that no personal player data has been breached at this time.

The company confirmed the news via Twitter this morning, where it wrote an "unidentified actor" gained unauthorised access to its internal network, collected certain data, and left a ransom note. CDPR has decided to make that note public, and you can see it alongside the company's statement in the below tweet.

The note reads: "Hello CD Projekt! You have been EPICALLY pwned!! We have dumped FULL copies of the source codes from your Perforce server for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and the unreleased version of The Witcher 3!!! We have also dumped all of your documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations, and more!

"Also, we have encrypted all your servers, but we understand you can most likely recover from backups. If we will not come to an agreement, then your source codes will be sold or leaked online and your documents will be sent to our contacts in gaming journalism. Your public image will go down the shitter even more and people will see how shitty your company functions. Investors will lose trust in your company and and the stock will dive down even lower! You have 48 hours to contact us."

For its part, CDPR has made it clear there will be no negotiations, acknowledging that this could lead to the release of compromised data. "We are taking the necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release," the company wrote. "In particular by approaching any parties that may be affected by the breach."

The statement added that the incident is still being investigated, but as far as CDPR can tell, no personal player data has been obtained at this time. The company finished by stressing that it's already working with law enforcement to try to get to the bottom of the hack.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED

Topics: News, Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red