CD Projekt RED, the studio behind Cyberpunk 2077, was the victim of a hacker attack. The source code has now been successfully auctioned off.
CD Project RED is currently mainly working on the patches for Cyberpunk 2077.
Now it became Polish Development studio probably from Hackers attacked.
But CD Project RED does not want to agree to the ransom demand.
Update from February 12, 2020: In fact, the Sourcecodes von The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 and Gwent at the auction have found an unknown buyer. This was reported by the well-known data security source vx-underground on Twitter with a attached screenshot from the auction. However, it is not clear from this who the Sourcecode for how much money bought. Hence there is now various speculations.
|Release (date of first publication)
||December 10, 2020
||Bandai Namco (Europa), Warner Bros. (USA), Spike Chunsoft (Japan)
||PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia, PS5, Xbox Series X
||CD Project RED
||Action RPG, open world
Cyberpunk 2077: auction after hack finds buyers – fans suspect CD Projekt RED’s emergency plan
One of these speculations suggests that CD Project RED bought back the data himself.
The company said in advance that it would not respond to the demands of the Hacker to want to enter into, however, it would be a real possibility since the action started at $ 1 million, unlike the buyout price for which one CDPR should have paid $ 7 million.
Some also suspected a government (FEDS) could be behind the purchase to protect the data. If these suspects are not involved, however, one can expect that DRM-free copies of the games will soon appear on certain websites.
Update from February 11, 2020:
The Hacker seem serious. On February 8th, 2021 the Polish developer studio CD Project REDwhich among other things
The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 developed, victim of a nasty Hacker attack. In doing so, data from various company areas and the codes were added Cyberpunk 2077, Gwent and an unpublished one
The Witcher 3 Version stolen.
The Hacker threatened to sell or hand over the data to journalists after 48 hours, should CD Project RED do not respond to the demands.
CD Projekt RED: Hackers take it seriously – auction should start soon
CD Project RED had already stated in a public statement that she was in no way responding to the demands of Hacker even if they run the risk of the codes and other data being leaked. Now they seem Hacker really to be taken seriously, because as Kotaku reports, they are probably in a Russian Hacking-Forum popped up.
The user redengine has claimed there that he or she has the codes Cyberpunk 2077, the ray tracing version of
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Thronebreaker:
The Witcher Tales would have.
The se codes and some other internal files of the CD Project RED should now be in a auction to be auctioned.
The starting bid is probably $ 1 million with the option to have the files immediately and before Auction start for $ 7 million to buy.
The internal files are supposed to be the “Violations” from CD Project RED reveal.
The first leaks are already in circulation, so a now deleted 4chan post probably had a download link for the Sourcecode by Gwent. It remains to be seen whether the auction will actually be successful.
First report from February 9th, 2021: Warsaw, Poland – Ouch, the next hard blow hits the Polish Development studio CD Projekt RED.
The developer Behind Cyberpunk 2077, but also
The Witcher 3 were from Hackers attacked and probably relieved of some very sensitive documents. This probably already happened on February 8th. CD Project RED has to attack published a statement and also the threat of Hacker made available to the public.
CD Projekt RED: Hackers steal sensitive data from Polish developer studio
In the last few weeks it was a bit quieter again CD Project RED become. While the headlines were rolling over investor class lawsuits and other CDPR issues earlier this year, those were developer towards the end of January probably only busy with finally bringing out patch 1.1 and soon also patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077. But now there is the next disturbing news, because CD Project RED probably fell victim to one Cyber attack.
So had CD Project RED published that “Internal systems compromised” were and the Hacker also left a ransom note.
The latter has CDPR also in Tweet published and made visible to all followers. That’s how they write Hackerthat they are complete Codes For Games how Cyberpunk 2077,
The Witcher 3, Gwent and the unreleased version (presumably for the PS5) of Witcher 3.
The y also want Hacker Have files from the areas of accounting, administration, HR, legal and investor relations. In the request they speak attacker extorted from no direct ransom CD Project RED however, by giving the codes and files to gaming journalists and selling or leaking the files online.
CD Projekt RED: Evil cyber attack against Polish studio by Cyberpunk 2077
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CD Projekt RED: Development studio declares war on cyber attackers
That’s how they write Hacker: “Your public image is going to deteriorate even more and people will see you crap your company functions. Investors will lose confidence in your company and the stock will fall even lower! “ Depending on which files the Hacker could adopt, this threat might actually prove to be true. However pulls CD Project RED now by no means turn your head, on the contrary.
The Polish Development studio has the Hackers delivered a declaration of war and does not want to respond to the demands. So the backups are probably intact and files are already being restored.
The risk that the hacked files and information will be leaked is gone CD Project RED consciously and has already taken the necessary steps to mitigate any leaks, as mycyberpunk.de writes. In addition, there are probably no personal data from players or users of the CDPR Services affected, however, stuck CD Project RED still in the investigation of the incident. According to the tweet it has CDPR the attack has already been forwarded to the relevant authorities as well as the President of the Personal Data Protection Office and to IT forensic experts in order to fully investigate the incident. By the way, this is not the first Development studiowhich under Hackerangriffen has to suffer. Capcom was also attacked and now there are numerous spoilers for Resident Evil 8 Village through the network.
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