CD Projekt RED: Hackers target Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 maker in cyber attack

2021-02-09 12:19:05

CD Projekt Red, the video game studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, has been targeted in a cyber attack. The hacker(s) also sent a ransom note to the Polish game development studio. CD Projekt Red happens to be one of the wealthiest game companies in Europe, second only to Ubisoft. Here is the official statement by the company regarding the cyber attack.
“Yesterday we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyber attack due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised.
An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD PROJEKT capital group and left a ransom note the content of which we release to the public. Although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data.
We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data. We are 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.
We are still investigating the incident, however at this time we can confirm that – to our best of our knowledge — the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.
We have already approached the relevant authorities, including law enforcement and the President of the Personal Data Protection Office, as well as IT forensic specialists, and we will closely cooperate with them in order to fully investigate this incident.”
The company, as stated in the note, has made the contents of the ransom note available to the public via Twitter.

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