A sizzling potato: The ransomware assault suffered in February by CD Projekt Crimson — builders of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 — appears to be extra extreme than initially thought. Along with stolen supply code for a number of of their current video games, CDPR is now additionally stating that delicate worker knowledge may have been compromised.
CD Projekt Crimson disclosed that it had change into sufferer to a ransomware assault earlier this 12 months, compromising its servers and leaving a ransom notice.
Whereas they had been shortly in a position to restore their backups, knowledge stolen included the supply code to Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, an unreleased model of The Witcher 3 that includes ray-traced graphics, and Gwent, the final of which was launched by the hackers shortly after CDPR introduced their unwillingness to barter.
A few days later, it was claimed that the stolen belongings had been bought off, and — barring embarrassing gag reels of pre-release Cyberpunk bugs that decision Projekt Crimson’s QA into query — it appeared like that was that. However now the whole lot of the stolen recreation knowledge has apparently resurfaced (regardless of the supposed “no additional distribution” circumstances on its sale!), together with console SDKs, and CDPR’s newest announcement has them each acknowledging this and admitting that delicate knowledge on staff and contractors was additionally stolen.
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) June 10, 2021
This, together with footage of a pre-alpha model of Cyberpunk that leaked final week, is hardly excellent news for the corporate, which states that it’s working with legislation enforcement businesses together with Europol and Interpol to trace down the hackers. They’re additionally eager to emphasise that it can’t affirm whether or not or not any leaked knowledge has been tampered with.