CD Projekt RED is definitely on a bad streak. After being the victim of a violent ransomware attack, the studio promptly announced that it would not give in to the blackmail of the hacker who carried out the attack. The consequence is now in plain sight, with the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 being sold at auction on the internet.
The auction also includes source code for other studio games like The Witcher 3 or Gwent, proving that whoever is behind the attack is not for fun.
Cyberpunk code 2077 for sale at auction for a million dollars
According to the security company vx-underground, the hacker published the source codes on the Exploits forums, which is a visiting place for several hackers worldwide.
The other hackers promptly launched an auction for Cyberpunk code 2077, Gwent and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. The basis of the bid is set at one million dollars.
It appears that interested parties have plans to sell this information to anyone who nods a modest $ 7 million.
Some security experts advance until the hypothesis of the attack was perpetrated by a dissatisfied CDPR employee, which would justify easy access.
CD Projekt RED does not want to give in to criminals
The studio guarantees, however, that the attack does not jeopardize the employees’ personal data. The company is working closely with the authorities to find out who is behind the act.
This is not the first time that a video game studio has experienced such a situation. In November 2020 it was Ubisoft that saw the Watch Dogs: Legion code spread across the internet.
This event marks yet another black page in the history of Cyberpunk 2077, one of the games with the worst launch history ever.
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