CD Projekt RED hit by ransomware attack

CD Projekt RED hit by ransomware attack
Already struggling with the bugs of the latest Cyberpunk 2077 production, the Polish software house CD Projekt RED is now also having to deal with a ransomware attack. This was made known by the same developer with a post shared on Twitter in which he claims to have discovered the compromise of his systems, but has no intention of giving in to the request for the payment of a ransom.

Ransomware hits CD Projekt RED: ransom will not be paid

The company is aware that this could prompt cybercriminals to publicly release documents or content it owns, including title codes like the aforementioned Cyberpunk 2077, by Gwent : The Witcher Card Game and an unreleased version of Witcher 3.

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- CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021



The company has been given 48 hours to make a decision one. CD Projekt RED has chosen not to pay and to restore the encrypted data from the backups at its disposal. In the post the reassurance that no personal information relating to the players has been compromised. At the moment it is not clear who was the perpetrator of the attack or what type of ransomware was used. The investigation to shed light on what happened and its potential consequences began with the involvement of third-party experts.

There is no information even on the extent of the ransom requested. Finally, remember that the software house also controls the GOG.com platform (acronym for Good Old Games) for the sale of games on PC in digital format.

Source: CD Projekt Red on Twitter
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