We have witnessed a number of ransomware attacks in the past, this time it was the makers of Cyberpunk 2077. During the pandemic outbreak, the cybercriminals have found a liking for video game companies. This time it was the turn of CD Projekt Red, developers of the blockbuster Cyberpunk 2077 in December. The others on the list of the cybercriminals were game companies like Ubisoft, Capcom, and Crytek.
CD Projekt Red made it clear on Tuesday about the ransomware attack. They revealed some of the internal systems were compromised and the attackers encrypted some computers and stole data.
They made it clear they will not budge to the demand of paying the ransom and would proceed to restore the system from backups. Earlier Cyberpunk 2077 had been frequently criticized for its bug-infected overhyped release.
The game was also reported to have performance issues on various platforms, as a result of which Sony pulled it down from the Playstation store. Microsoft also offered refunds to players for the same reason.
Reports suggest the attackers have stolen the source code of not only Cyberpunk 2077 but also Witcher 3, an unreleased version of Witcher 3, and Gwent, the digital Witcher card game. Apart from this the hackers also managed to steal business information. This consisted of investor relations, human resources, and accounting data.
The developers though made it clear there was no evidence of a breach of customer data.