CD Projekt Red, the developer well-known for producing the Witcher game series, is the victim of a ransom attack. An unknown individual, or group of individual, came into possession of several internal files related to the upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077. The attackers are asking for a ransom in return for the stolen documents.
- CD Projekt Red were the victims of a ransom attack.
- Some documents on the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 have been stolen, and the thief is asking to be paid to return the files.
- The developer will not comply to this attack and will alert the authorities.
The developer has recently posted a lengthy message on Twitter regarding the situation. They revealed that, among the files, there were some documents which revealed details on the early design of Cyberpunk 2077. Also, the attacker stated he would release these files to the public if he doesn’t receive the requested ransom.
However, CD Projekt Red will not comply. They said they would not give in to these requests, and send no ransom to the attacker. Instead, they would notify the authorities and take the issue legally. However, this might lead to the leaked files to go online, but they are not worried.
CD Projekt Red said the leaked files are mostly insignificant for the current version of Cyberpunk 2077, but they still might be sensitive. It’s not clear how the hackers got hold of them, and the developer has currently made no comment on a possible leak.
Since the files might go online, the developer advises everybody to trust only the official sources. When it’s time to make an announcement about Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red would be the only one to provide viable information.
The first details on the game appeared in 2012 and, since then, fans kept waiting for something official. Only recently has Adam Badowski, the studio head at CD Projekt Red, revealed that the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is in quite an advanced stage.
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