CD Projekt developer of Cyberpunk 2077 claims hacked data now circulating online

During the initial hack, the company refused to give in to the hacker's demands and days later the data was allegedly sold online.

CD Projekt developer of Cyberpunk 2077 claims hacked data now circulating online
Later the company posted the ransom note they received in which the hackers stated that they have access to the source code from its games including Cyberpunk 2077. (Photo credit: CD Projekt)

CD Projekt, on Thursday, announced that internal company data leaked during a security breach in February is now being circulated online. The studio that built The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 stated that it can not confirm the exact content of the data being circulated on the internet. The breach, which compromised some of its in-house systems including the authorisation code to its much-hyped game Cyberpunk 2077, dealt another setback to the Warsaw-based business after the game’s launch was plagued by glitches and problems. The company has also warned that the data may have been moulded or tampered with, therefore can’t be trusted.

The company issued a statement reading, “We are not yet able to confirm the exact contents of the data in question.”

The revelation comes four months after the company first declared that it had fallen prey to a ransomware attack. The studio initially claimed that the hackers have managed to access certain data from the company. Later the company posted the ransom note they received in which the hackers stated that they have access to the source code from its games including Cyberpunk 2077, Gwent and The Witcher 3.

The note also claims that the hacked data included details relating to its accounting, HR (Human Resources) and other internal operations

During the initial hack, the company refused to give in to the hacker’s demands and days later the data was sold online. Although, the nature of the sale, in which the hackers claimed to have found a purchaser outside of a hacking gathering auction, suggests that they weren’t able to find a buyer at all.

During the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, there were troubles. However, the game sold quite well but players soon discovered that the game was filled with bugs, and almost unplayable on older consoles. The situation got out of control and the game had to be pulled from the PlayStation Store.

CD Projekt states it’s continuing to work with cops and outside specialists as it answers back to the hack.