How very on brand.
Game developer CD Projekt Red, creator of best-selling titles including Cyberpunk 2077, has become the victim of a large-scale targeted cyberattack, the BBC reports.
The hackers claim to have obtained the source code for both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 and are blackmailing the developer.
“Your [sic] have been EPICALLY pwned!!” reads the rambling and typo-laden ransom note, published by the company on its official Twitter.
CD Projekt Red is underplaying the severity of the situation.
“We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this eventually lead to the release of the compromised data,” the company’s statement read.
Luckily, the breach “did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services,” according to the company.
The developer also claimed that “although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data.”
The news comes after the Polish company’s high profile release of Cyberpunk 2077 in December was marred with glitches and poor performance.
The hackers were evidently dismayed at the lackluster release of the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 title. “Your public image will go down the shitter even more and people will see how you [sic] shitty your company functions,” the hackers wrote in their ransom note. “Investors will lose trust in your company and the stock will dive even lower!”
The hack couldn’t have come at a worse time. CD Projekt Red’s stock value plummeted following Cyberpunk 2077’s disappointing release late last year.
READ MORE: Cyberpunk 2077 makers CD Projekt hit by ransomware hack [BBC]
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