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CD Projekt cyber attack causes huge work disruption for the Cyberpunk developer

CD Projekt cyber attack causes huge work disruption for the Cyberpunk developer

Staff at Polish games firm CD Projekt have been unable to access their workstations for the last two weeks.

That's according to Bloomberg, which reports that the recent cyber attack has left staff locked out of their work computers. This is seemingly due to CD Projekt refusing to pay a ransom to the hackers who broke into the company's IT infrastructure.

Employees are also being told to freeze their bank accounts and let relevant parties know about the security breach, given that the attackers might have had access to Polish identification numbers and passport details.

CD Projekt announced earlier in the month that it was the victim of a cyber attack. The hackers made off with the source code of not only Cyberpunk 2077, but also two versions of The Witcher 3 - one of which is unreleased and apparently supports raytracing - as well as free-to-play card game Gwent.

The latter was leaked almost straight away, while the source code for Cyberpunk and The Witcher was put up for auction on the dark web. This was sold within 24 hours, presumably for a $7 million "buy now" fee, with the condition that it was not distributed any further. 

News that CD Projekt staff can't access their workstations comes as the studio announced a delay to an upcoming patch for Cyberpunk 2077.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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