Published On: Tue, Feb 9th, 2021

CD Projekt strike by ransomware attack, refuses to compensate ransom

Polish video diversion builder CD Projekt, that creates Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher, has reliable it was strike by a ransomware attack.

In a matter posted to a Twitter account, a association pronounced it will “not give in nor negotiate” with a hackers, observant it has backups in place. “We have already cumulative a IT infrastructure and begun restoring data,” a association said.

According to a redeem note, a hackers pronounced they would redeem a company’s stolen source formula and other inner files if it did not compensate a ransom, given a association would “most expected redeem from backups.”

But a association pronounced for now that no personal information was taken. “We are still questioning a incident, however during this time we can endorse that — to a best believe — a compromised systems did not enclose any personal information of a players or users of a services.”

It’s an increasingly antagonistic tactic used by ransomware actors: Hackers aim high-value businesses and companies with file-encrypting malware and reason a files for a ransom. But given many companies have backups, some ransomware groups bluster to tell a stolen files unless a redeem is paid.

CD Projekt Red did not immediately respond to TechCrunch’s questions, including what kind of ransomware was used to conflict a systems.

It’s suspicion to be a second time in new years that a association has been strike by ransomware. The diversion builder reliable in 2017 that a penetrate resulted in a compromising of early work associated to a Cyberpunk 2077. Weeks following a game’s launch Sony and Microsoft offering gamers refunds, citing bugs and bad opening on comparison consoles.

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