Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 Source Code on Sale for $7 Million After CD PROJEKT RED Refuses Hackers’ Ransom Demands

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CD PROJEKT RED’s ransomed data, which includes source code for various games and internal corporate documents, has already begun making its way online. The report comes from Eurogamer, which referenced a series of tweets from vx-underground noting that the complete source code of the Gwent card game has been leaked. Furthermore, source files for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, and Thronebreaker are being auctioned on a particular forum at a starting bid of $1,000. The leaker has also added the option of purchasing the files immediately for $7 million.

“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,” CD PROJEKT RED wrote in a note yesterday acknowledging that it had been a victim of a targeted cyber attack. “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 knowledge — the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.”

Being that CD PROJEKT RED has vowed not to cooperate with the hackers, the release of Cyberpunk 2077’s source code and other valuable data seems inevitable. It’ll be interesting to see whether the company changes course now that the hackers have made good on their threats, or how it’ll handle the leaked data that’s already out there.

Tsing Mui
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