Just a few hours after the source codes of the games Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 were put up for auction by hackers, a volunteer was found who paid the required amount.
This week, CD Projekt RED, known for The Witcher series, the acclaimed Cyberpunk 2077 project and the digital distribution service GOG, announced that cybercriminals had attacked it. The hackers said they received the games’ source codes and threatened to sell them if the ransom was not paid within 48 hours. CD Projekt RED declined to engage in any negotiations with the hackers, saying the company is working closely with law enforcement.
48 hours later, the hacker’s group released the source code for the card game Gwent. Then the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 was put up for sale. Initially, the price was set at $ 7 million, but the hackers said that the auction closed prematurely after receiving a better offer.
Also, CD Projekt RED has already stated that this situation will affect the studio’s short-term projects. The company is currently developing patches for Cyberpunk 2077, the release of which may be delayed.