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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) February 9, 2021
According to CD Projekt, devices on its network have been encrypted, but they have begun restoring their IT infrastructure and data through backups. “We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data,” the company’s Twitter statement reads. CD Projekt Red says that to the best of its knowledge, “the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.”
The company has contacted the relevant authorities, including the President of the Personal Data Protection Office and IT forensic specialists, who will be investigating the cyber attack. This ransomware attack echoes a similar event for Capcom, in which hackers stole huge amounts of data, eventually leaking multiple games and leaving former employees fearing for the saftey of their personal data. Recently, Capcom said the attack had no significant impact on the games it planned to release.
In other CD Projekt Red news, the company recently issued a hotfix for Cyberpunk 2077 that squashed a vulnerability that could make PC modders vulnerable to malicious hackers. Tesla recently revealed that its new cars can run The Witcher 3 via embedded 10-Teraflop gaming rigs.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.