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CDPR hackers auctioning off Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077 source code starting at $1m

Published: 20:40, 10 February 2021
The latest patch for Cyberpunk 2077 has made Mr Takemura go silent. Luckily, there's a workaround.

The hackers who snatched CD Projekt Red's files have not been wasting time, and after their ransom demands were not met, they're auctioning off the files online.

As reported by Tom's Hardware, the hackers have given CD Projekt Red 48 hours to respond to their demands, but it appears that the time is up. 

Now, the hackers posted the source code for CDPR's card game Gwent on a hacking forum, announcing an auction for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 files. 

The latter two have reportedly been posted on the EXPLOIT forum, with a saucy starting bid of $1 million. Or, if you're keen on getting both without an auction, you can do buy the two up front for only $7 million. 

Gwent, on the other hand, looks like it's more of a proof of authenticity of the data involved, as some of its code has been shared on several forums. The hackers have been quite careful too, as only traces of threads remain, suggesting this is not just a random hack. 

"Yesterday, we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyber attack due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised," CD Projekt Red said about the attack. "An unidentified actor gained unauthorised access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt capital group and left a ransom note the content of which we released to the public."

One cannot help but wonder how much damage can the hackers actually do here considering these are all singleplayer games, but having the code to your most prized games in someone else's hands can't be a good feeling.

Thanks, Tom'sHardware .

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