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– CD PROJECT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
According to CD Projekt, devices on the network have been encrypted, but they have begun to restore their IT infrastructure and data through backups. “We will not give in to the demands or negotiate with the actor, and are aware that this may eventually lead to the release of compromised data,” the company’s Twitter statement said. CD Projekt Red states that “the compromised systems, to the best of our knowledge, did not contain any personal data about our players or the users of our services.”
The company has contacted relevant authorities, including the president of the personal data office and IT forensic specialists, who will investigate the cyber attack. This ransomware attack reflects a similar incident for Capcom, in which hackers stole huge amounts of data, eventually leaking several games, leaving former employees fearful for the security of their personal data. Recently, Capcom said the attack had no significant impact on the games they planned to release.
In other CD Project Red news, the company recently released a hotfix for Cyberpunk 2077 that shattered a vulnerability that could make PC modders vulnerable to malicious hackers. Tesla recently revealed that the new cars can drive The Witcher 3 via built-in 10-Teraflop game rigs.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.