Cyberpunk 2077 publisher CD Projekt targeted in ‘cyber attack’

CD Projekt, the business behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, was targeted Monday in a significant “cyber attack,” according to a declaration released on Twitter. Hackers apparently took “certain data belonging to CD Projekt capital group,” CD Projekt stated. The business stated it is presently protecting its servers and bring back encrypted information.

In the ransom note released by CD Projekt, the hackers stated they took source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and “the unreleased version of Witcher 3.” The group stated it likewise accessed “documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, [and] investor relations.” CD Projekt did not verify the information taken, however stated in its declaration that no individual user information for any of its services was jeopardized.

Polygon has actually connected to CD Projekt to find out more.

Hackers provided CD Projekt two days to start contact prior to “the source code will be sold or leaked online.”

“Your public image will go down the shitter even more and people will see how you [sic] shitty your company functions,” the hacker stated in the note. “Investors will lose trust in your company and the stock will dive even lower.”

CD Projekt stated it will not work out with the hackers. It stated it’s aware the “compromised data” might be launched, and the business is “taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release.” CD Projekt is working with authorities and “IT forensic specialists” to examine the hack.

Monday’s hack follows a rocky launch for Cyberpunk 2077, the highly-anticipated title that was launched December 2020. The video game introduced with a bunch of efficiency problems — especially on last-generation consoles. CD Projekt and other stores were required to use refunds for the video game, which was later on pulled from Sony’s PlayStation Shop. CD Projekt is likewise dealing with several class action claims from financiers.

Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s launch, the business was slammed for “poor management and disregard for the people who make our games,” in addition to a history of transphobic marketing.

Studio executives at CD Projekt have actually because excused the struggling launch.

“We ignored signals about the need for additional time to refine the game on the base last-gen consoles,” CD Projekt co-CEO Adam Kiciński stated in December. “It was the wrong approach and against our business philosophy.”

CD Projekt Red, the establishing arm at the business, has actually been launching spots and hotfixes for Cyberpunk 2077. Significant updates are coming later on this year, the designer stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.