CD Projekt Red, the development studio behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 saga, has not finished with the consequences of the cyberattack suffered earlier this year. Hackers began selling the stolen data on the company’s servers.
The hackers who carried out the attack on the CD Projekt Red servers last february are in possession of the source code of Cyberpunk 2077 as well as a never-released version of Witcher 3. They also have in their hands data related to the administrative management of the studio, its accounting, human resources, investor relations, etc.
Reinforced security measures
The company did not want to give in to the ransom demands of the pirates, or negotiate with them. Result: the hackers started selling the data on specialized forums. An auction took place a few days after the hack, with a price starting at $ 1 million. But the operation ended prematurely in favor of a private offer that we imagine very lucrative.
In a statement, CD Projekt Red provides additional information confirming that stolen data was indeed circulating online. However, it cannot specify the content of the information in circulation, but the studio believes that it is details about customers and employees, as well as data related to its games.
The studio also explains that it has implemented several security measures since the hack: the heart of the IT infrastructure has been completely revised, new firewalls have been erected with more resistant anti-malware protection systems, the number number of “privileged” accounts has been reduced. In addition, CD Projekt Red is working with the authorities, including the Polish police, Interpol and Europol, to find those responsible for the hack.