There's no denying the fact that CDPR has been through a whole ocean of monstrous tides these past few months. Ever since the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, the Polish developer has been subject to humiliation and several law-suits. And now, to put the cherry on the cake — a full-throttle cyber attack has left the company's internal systems compromised.
Stating that the full source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent and a whole stack of documents that belong to the developer have been obtained, the hackers have made their demands perfectly clear. Although not openly plastering the figure in black and white, CDPR has mentioned a ransom of sorts that the hackers have pitched to the team. However, since tackling the threats, the developer has made it clear that they will not be bargaining with the cyber attackers.
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
CD Projekt Red announced:
“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,” the developer wrote in a tweet. “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.”
Following on from this, the developer confirmed that no personal data had been taken during the attack. Also, while the servers were supposedly encrypted, a backup system was able to restore the files. So, there is some level of light within this story. Somewhere.
“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.”
Well, that's basically it. CDPR are struggling to fathom cooperating with a desperate squad of hackers, and we're left shaking our heads over the grammatical errors left in the ransom note. We can only cross our fingers that the attackers get their just deserts sooner or later. In the meantime, however, we'll be keeping an eye on the Twitter handle in case the story progresses. Feel free to pass along your support to the poor team. We think they deserve a round of applause for the amount they've had to deal with since November.
Clearly, somebody wasn't too happy with Cyberpunk 2077. Although, to be fair — a refund would've been sufficient. Hackers, eh? If only CDPR employed a netrunner to fight their corner. Too soon? Probably.