Hacked data stolen from CD Projekt is circulating online, the company said. The studio in the back Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witch 3 says it cannot confirm the exact content of the data being disseminated, but believes it is related to its games, performers and both current and former employees. He also warned that the data may have been manipulated or falsified.
The revelation comes four months after the studio first announced that it had been the victim of a ransomware attack. Initially, it was said that hackers were able to gain access to “certain data” from the company. CD Projekt publishes a ransom note in which hackers claim to have access to the source code of their games, including Cyberpunk 2077,, The Witch 3, and Guent. The note also said that the hacker data included details related to her HR, accounting and other internal operations.
CD Projekt previously acknowledged that hackers had managed to encrypt some of their employees’ data on their network. But the company said the investigation found no evidence that the data had been transferred from the company’s systems.
The hack followed the problematic launch of the studio’s newest title, Cyberpunk 2077. Although it sold well and was initially well received by critics, players quickly discovered that the game was buggy and almost impossible to play on older consoles. The situation was so bad that the game was downloaded from the PlayStation Store. At the time of writing it will be back.
CD Projekt says it continues to work with law enforcement and external experts as it responds to hacking, and said it is “committed and prepared” to take action against anyone who shares stolen data.