Hacked information stolen from CD Projekt is circulating on-line, the company says. The studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 says it can’t verify the precise contents of the information being circulated, however believes it pertains to its video games, contractors, and each present and former staff. It additionally warned that the information could have been manipulated or tampered with.
The disclosure comes 4 months after the studio first introduced that it had fallen victim to a ransomware attack. It initially mentioned hackers had managed to entry “sure information” from the corporate. CD Projekt posted the ransom observe it acquired wherein the hackers claimed to have entry to supply code from its video games together with Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, and Gwent. The observe additionally mentioned the hacked information included particulars referring to its HR, accounting, and different inside operations.
The corporate mentioned it could not give in to the hackers’ calls for, and days later the attackers claimed to have sold the data on-line. Nonetheless the character of the sale, wherein the hackers claimed to have discovered a purchaser exterior of a hacking forum auction, raised questions on whether or not they have been capable of finding a purchaser in any respect. Writing in a blog post, Emsisoft menace analyst Brett Callow mentioned he thought it was “possible” that the hackers have been simply claiming to have discovered a purchaser to “save face” after having didn’t monetize the hack.
CD Projekt has previously admitted that hackers have been in a position to encrypt a few of its worker information on its community. However the firm mentioned its investigation had discovered no proof that the information had been transferred out of the corporate’s techniques.
The hack adopted the troubled launch of the studio’s newest blockbuster title, Cyberpunk 2077. Though it sold well and was initially well-received by critics, gamers rapidly found that the sport was riddled with bugs, and virtually unplayable on older consoles. The scenario was so dangerous that the sport was pulled from the PlayStation Store. As of this writing, it’s yet to return.
CD Projekt says it’s persevering with to work with regulation enforcement and outdoors specialists because it responds to the hack, and mentioned it’s “dedicated and ready” to take motion towards anybody sharing the stolen information.