CD Projekt says that it has been hacked by attackers who have been able to access the internal network, encrypt some devices and collect “certain data” from the Polish video game company. The Cyberpunk 2077 the developer says it will not give in to the demands or negotiate with the attacker, and does not believe that any personal data from players or service users has been compromised.
In a tweet that revealed the hack, the company shared the ransom that the hackers had left, which claims to have gained access to the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and an “unreleased version of Witcher 3.“The hackers threaten to release the source code together with internal legal, HR and financial documents”
In its statement, CD Projekt says that it has secured the IT infrastructure, and has begun to restore the data from intact backups. They say they have informed the “relevant authorities” as well as IT forensic scientists.
The attack follows the developer’s uneasy launch of Cyberpunk 2077. The game was released with many bugs and performance issues on the PC, and was almost unplayable on older consoles. Sony then pulled the game from PlayStation Store and offered refunds to players, while Microsoft also offers refunds.
CD Projekt has been subjected to intense criticism for releasing the game in what critics claim is an unfinished state. The company has promised to speak Cyberpunk 2077s performance issues with a series of patches. It is now facing a lawsuit from investors claiming that they were misled about the game’s performance before its release. The developer has also been criticized over reports that employees were forced to work long hours in the months leading up to the game’s release.