Polish video game maker CD Projekt Red, which makes Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher and Gwent games, has confirmed that it has been compromised by attackers who gain access to the internal network, encrypt some devices and collect certain data.
And in statement Posted on its official account on the Twitter platform, the company said: It was infected with the ransomware attack, but it will not She gives in and won’t negotiate with the hackers, explaining that she has backups saved.
The company said: We have secured our IT infrastructure and started recovering data, and have informed the relevant authorities as well as IT professionals.
According to the ransom note, hackers said: They gained access to source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of Witcher 3.
Hackers threaten to spread the source code along with internal legal documents, human and financial resources if they do not reach an agreement.
CD Projekt Red said at the moment: No personal data has been taken, She added: We are still investigating the incident, but we can confirm at this time – to our knowledge – that the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.
Hackers target businesses and high-value businesses with malware to encrypt files and keep files encrypted for ransom.
And given that many companies have backups, some ransomware groups threaten to spread the stolen files unless the ransom is paid.
This is believed to be the second time in recent years that CD Projekt Red has been hit by malicious ransomware attacks.
The game maker confirmed in 2017 that the hack had led to an early work related to Cyberpunk 2077.
Weeks after the game’s launch, Sony and Microsoft offered players refunds, noting bugs and poor performance across the old gaming platforms.
CD Projekt Red has been criticized for launching the game while critics claim it was incomplete, and the company has pledged to address Cyberpunk 2077’s performance issues through a series of corrections.
It is now facing a lawsuit from investors alleging they were misled about the game’s performance prior to its release, and the company has also been criticized for reports that its employees were forced to work long hours in the months leading up to the game’s launch.
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