CD Projekt Red, the Polish software house creator of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher saga, has suffered a major breach of servers by hackers.
Among the stolen information are the server source codes for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent and the unreleased version of the third installment on Geralt of Rivia, and some documents related to reports and investor relations.
The software house released the information in a statement, stating however that the compromised systems do not contain any personal data of their players or users of their servers. You can check the information released by the company on its official Twitter account and also published below:
Yesterday we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyber attack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised.
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 release to the public. Although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data.
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. We are taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release, in particular by approaching any parties that may be affected due to the breach.
We are still investigating the incident, however, at this time we can confirm that —to our best knowledge — the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.
We have already approached the relevant authorities, including law enforcement and the President of the Personal Data Protection Office, as well as IT forensic specialists, and we will closely cooperate with them in order to fully investigate this incident.
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
While the matter is serious, CD Projekt assures that it is not intending to negotiate with hackers, even if it would lead to a leak of confidential information. The company assured that it is taking the required steps to mitigate the possible effects of these events.