It’s corporate PR 101: If you want people to miss your announcement, you can drop it at 5pm on a Friday. Or at least wait until everyone else is watching.
Like the entire gaming world laser-focused on Geoff Keighley’s sartorally dubious sneakers during Summer Games Party Kickoff Live! event, Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt Red issued a statement regarding a cyber attack from February against the company. It turns out that this breach could not have been contained.
“Today we have learned new information about the breach, and now have reason to believe that internal data obtained during the attack is currently being circulated on the internet. […] We are not able to confirm the exact content of the relevant data, although we believe it may contain current / former employee and contractor information in addition to data related to our games, “wrote CDPR in a chirping published at 14:39 ET, smack in the middle of today’s long-awaited showcase for video game ads.
CDPR was still unclear about what was out there, and whether any of it was true or had been changed.
When the cyber attack was announced this winter, the hackers, who were anonymous, said they were given a source code for CDPR games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt andCyberpunk 2077.
“Din[[[[sic]has become epic PWNED !!! ”De wrote, reportedly giving CDPR 48 hours to respond. The hackers threatened that public confidence in – and decisive for the share price of – CDPR would take a dip, probably a reference to, by releasing internal documents. the infamous rocky rollout of Cyberpunk 2077.
Today’s statement does not say whether players of CDPR’s games were affected. Representatives of CDPR did not immediately respond Kotakurequest for comment.
In February, mens first address the hack, CDPR wrote that “as far as we know, the compromised systems do not contain any personal data about our players or the users of our services.”
The next day, hackers supposedly set up the data at auction with a starting price of 1 million dollars.