The company revealed the situation on Twitter, showing a ransom note the hackers left behind. “Yesterday, we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyberattack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised,” wrote CD Projekt Red. “An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD PROJEKT capital group, and left a ransom note the content of which we release to the public.”
The opening line of the note reads, “your have been EPICALLY pwned!!” Next, it explains CD Projekt Red’s source codes and internal documents for The Witcher 3, Gwent and Cyberpunk 2077 have been stolen and that they would be sold or leaked if the ransom is not paid. CD Projekt Red has been given 48 hours to decide. “We will not give into the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of compromised data,” wrote CD Projekt Red wrote in response. “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.”
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
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