IN A NUTSHELL:
- CD Projekt was hacked;
- Criminals stole some data, encrypted some computers and demanded a ransom;
- The creators of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 do not intend to negotiate, which means that the stolen data may be disclosed;
- The hacked computers most likely did not contain customer or player data.
CD Projekt, the company responsible for the Witcher RPG series and futuristic Cyberpunk 2077, among other games, has become the target of a hacker attack. The criminals managed to obtain "certain data" and encrypt at least some computers connected to the internal network. Hackers demanded a ransom, but the corporation does not intend to negotiate with them.
Everything indicates that the stolen data did not contain information that could put CD Projekt's players or clients at risk. The relevant services have been notified of the incident. We can only wait for the results of their investigation, which may reveal further details and allow for the identification of the perpetrators.
CD Projekt hasn't had the best of luck lately (mostly due to the poor quality of the console versions of Cyberpunk 2077), and the disclosure of the stolen information may have a negative impact on the company's image and stock price . We will inform of further developments in this matter as soon as new reports emerge.
- Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 is a Disaster. We Were Supposed to Burn City, not Consoles (PS4 version review)
- Cyberpunk 2077 Review - Samurai, You've Got a Great RPG to Play! (PC version review)
- Cyberpunk 2077 - game guide
- CD Projekt - official website