According to reports, the stolen source code of Cyberpunk 2077, the free-to-play card game Gwent and a new version of The Witcher 3 have already been auctioned after the developer CD Projekt RED has refused to give in to ransom requests from hackers following a breach of its servers.
Yesterday, CD Projekt released a statement claiming that an “unidentified actor” gained unauthorized access to its internal network over the weekend and collected a series of data. A note accompanying the attack gave the developer 48 hours to “reach an agreement” about the source code and documents – related to accounting, administration, legal, human resources and investor relations – stolen from its servers, otherwise, it would have started selling or leaking them online.
For its part, the Polish company has undertaken not to give in to requests or to negotiate with the actor. The company also said that it was 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.”
With 48 hours now elapsed, however, it appears hackers are preparing to keep their word: Tom’s Hardware is reporting (based on information from vx-underground) that source code samples for Gwent have already leaked online, along with that of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 to be auctioned later today. The initial offering for the full cache is currently set at $1,000.
CD Projekt Red's ransomed data has been leaked online. pic.twitter.com/T4Zzqfn78F
— vx-underground (@vxunderground) February 10, 2021
CD Projekt RED has yet to respond to this latest development, but recommended former employees to take precautions after the leak in an update tweet posted last night: “As of this moment, we don’t possess evidence that any of your personal data was accessed.”