CD Projekt Cyber Attack
CD Projekt, the developer of the sci-fi game Cyberpunk 2077, said on Tuesday that it was targeted by a “targeted cyber attack.”
The Polish studio said that hackers managed to access its internal network, collect certain data and leave a ransom message threatening to distribute the source code developed by the games company.
“We will not pander to demands and will not negotiate with the actor knowing that this could eventually lead to the disclosure of compromised data,” CD Projekt said Tuesday on Twitter.
“We are taking the necessary steps to mitigate the impact of such (data) disclosure, in particular by reaching out to any parties that may be affected by the breach.”
In a tweet, CD Projekt also posted a ransom message from the attackers. The note says: “If we don’t come to an agreement, then your source code will be sold or posted online, and your documents will be sent to our contacts in game journalism.”
CD Projekt said it does not believe the compromised systems contain any personal data. The company said it had contacted the police and Jan Novak (Jan Nowak), the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection of Poland, as well as IT specialists.
CD Projekt Facing Continuous difficulties
It was a difficult few months for CD Projekt. Following the release of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 game, the company has received a flood of complaints from players due to numerous bugs, bugs and poor performance on older game consoles.
The company is currently working hard to fix these bugs and improve game performance. Sony has pulled the product name from its digital PlayStation Store due to the current situation, and it is not yet clear when it will appear.
CD Projekt’s shares are down more than 3% on Tuesday’s cyberattack news and have dropped more than 30% since the release of Cyberpunk 2077 last December.