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CDPR hit by ransomware attack, hackers threaten to leak unreleased version of The Witcher 3

Published: 08:33, 09 February 2021
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CD Projekt Red have become the victim of cyber attack, which compromised some of their internal systems. The hackers who breached CDPR's security threaten to release the unreleased version of The Witcher 3 as well as classified documentation.

The developer of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red, have suffered a major cyber attack earlier this week, the company states in the latest announcement, which they published this morning. CD Projekt Red state that an unidentified actor has gained unauthorised access to their network and collected classified documents and data, which includes source codes for CD Projekt Red's released but also unreleased games. 

"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 revealed. "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."

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The ransom note states that the hacker group have full copies of source codes for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. "We have also dumped all of your documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more," it's written in the ransom note.

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CD Projekt made it clear that they will not give in to the demands or negotiate with the hacker group which means this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data. 

The good thing is, no personal data of players and users of CD Projekt's services has been compromised. 

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