Polish video game developer CD Projekt falls victim to a ransomware attack

CD Projekt is a famous game developing organization that was recently in the limelight for Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk has been one of the most awaited games in the video gaming fraternity. The game gained the developers and organization a lot of buzz and popularity. The organization has recently suffered a ransomware attack that has allowed hackers to steal data from the developers.

The company claims that the attackers took data belonging to the CD Projekt capital group and encrypted several network devices, but the backup is intact. CD Projekt was already having a tough time as Cyberpunk 2077 was bashed due to bugs and performance issues.

CD Projekt also published a ransom note from the attackers that revealed they had accessed the source code of many high-profile games, including Gwent, Witcher 3, and Cyberpunk 2077. A hacker on a Russian language hacking forum has leaked almost 22 GB of data claiming it belongs to CD Projekt.

The organization has refused to negotiate with the hackers and have contacted IT forensic researchers to investigate the situation. CD Projekt confirms that the personal data of its service users hasn’t been compromised.

The organization has also released an official statement that says that they are not going to accept the hacker’s demands. NPAV recommends individuals and organizations to pay special attention to their cybersecurity measures as hackers can cause menace by launching similar attacks.

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