including data related to its sports and employees
Hacked data stolen from CD project is circulating online, the company says. studio behind cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 says it cannot confirm the exact content of the data being transmitted, but believes it pertains to its games, contractors, and both current and former employees. It also warned that the data may have been manipulated or tampered with.
It’s been revealed four months after the studio first announced it had been the victim of a ransomware attack. It initially said that the hackers managed to access “certain data” from the company. CD Projekt Posts Received Ransom Note In Which Hackers Claimed Access To The Source Code From Its Game cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, and gwent. The note also said that the hacked data includes details related to its HR, accounting and other internal functions.
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The company said it would not heed the hackers’ demands, and days later the attackers claimed to have sold the data online. However the nature of the sale, in which the hackers claimed to have found a buyer outside a hacking forum auction, raised questions about whether they were able to find a buyer. writing in blog postEmsisoft threat analyst Brett Callow said he thought it was “likely” that the hackers were claiming to find a buyer to “save face” after failing to monetize the hack.
cd project is previously accepted that hackers were able to encrypt some of his employee data on his network. But the company said its investigation found no evidence that the data was transferred outside the company’s systems.
The hack follows the troubled launch of the studio’s latest blockbuster title, cyberpunk 2077. although it sold well And was initially well received by critics, with players quickly discovering that the game was riddled with bugs, and nearly unplayable on older consoles. The situation was so bad that the game was removed from the PlayStation Store. As of this writing, it is just have to return.
CD Projekt says it continues to work with law enforcement and outside experts as it responds to the hack, adding that it is “committed and prepared to take action against anyone sharing the stolen data.” ” is.