CD Projekt RED just sent a statement acknowledging that they are victims of a cyber attack, attackers gained access to their internal network with access to delicate data and source code for their famous games.
The company has already had a tough year, and it looks like things are getting worse. In a press release posted on Twitter, CD Projekt RED included a screenshot of a ransom with plain text left on the burglaries. Source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Gwent, “and an unpublished version of The Witcher 3 (probably the remaster) has been attached or encrypted. If you read the note it does not end, there are private documents from CDPR financial accounting , administration, legal, HR and more fell victim.
CDPR stated that it would not give in to the attackers̵
Earlier today, leaks of conceivably legitimate source code began to appear on online forums, as mentioned on Twitter by the cyber security account VX-underground. This first leak is believed to contain the source code for CDPR’s virtual card game Gwent. The files were posted on Mega.nz and quickly removed. However, it did not take long before the content spread across the most famous hacking forums. A website called CyberNews has already downloaded these files and confirmed that they are in fact the source code for Gwent, the card game released by CD Projekt in 2016.
We assume that this is a real auction of a real seller who received the data. The seller offers to use a guarantor, and he only allows those who have a deposit to participate – a tactic used by many sellers to show that they are serious and to ensure that no fraud will occur, “a spokesman for KELA (a company which monitors the dark web) said. An auction offers source code files for both Red Engine and CDPR game releases, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales spinoff, and the recently released Cyberpunk 2077. The stolen material is also believed to contain internal documents, although not clear what types of documents or additional material the entire buffer contains.
KELA says the starting price of the auction is $ 1 million, with higher bids in increments of $ 500,000 and a buy-it-now price of $ 7 million. Only users who deposit 0.1 bitcoin can participate, which is why Kivilevich believes that hackers are serious about hosting the auction, and that the material for sale is probably legitimate because it ensures that no one participating in the auction tries to scam the sellers.
As it turns out that there has been a source code for the bidder for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, the card game Gwent has been sold. According to the cyber specialists, the seller would have received a ‘satisfactory’ offer outside the auction, so they closed it. Not everyone is convinced that the data is actually sold. According to security analyst Emsisoft, it is possible that there were no potential buyers at all. Criminals would then have stopped the sale, to give the impression that the source code has been sold.
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