After the developer refused the ransom.
Stolen source code for Cyberpunk 2077, free-to-play card battler Gwent, and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3 are reportedly already up for auction after developer CD Projekt refused to indulge in ransom from hackers after hacking. .
Yesterday, CD Projekt released a statement claiming that an “unidentified player” had gained unauthorized access to its internal network over the weekend and collected a number of data. A note that followed the attack gave the developer 48 hours to “agree”
CD Projekt, for its part, promised that it “would not give in to the demands or negotiate with the actor, and be aware that this could eventually lead to the release of the compromised date.” It also said they were taking “necessary steps to reduce the consequences of such a release, in particular by addressing all parties who may be affected.”
With 48 hours now gone, however, it seems that hackers are ready to put their word to it. Tom’s Hardware reports (based on information from vx-underground) that source code samples for Gwent have already been leaked online, with full code – alongside Cyberpunk 2077 and unreleased, possibly the next genre-related files for The Witcher 3 – set to be auctioned later in day. The starting bid for the complete cache is set at $ 1000 USD.
CD Projekt has not yet responded to this latest development, but recommended former employees to take precautions after the leak in an update tweet that was posted last night. “From this moment on,” it noted, “we have no evidence that any of your personal data was available.”