Cyberpunk 2077 Studio CDPR Hack Worse Than Thought
CD Projekt says it discovered that some of the data stolen in a February 2021 hack went beyond the source code to include personal information.
Data flowing online since the February hack Red Project CD does not only contain the source code of games like Cyberpunk 2077 and an unfinished The Witcher 3 build, but probably some of the personal data of employees and contractors, the company has now confirmed. An investigation is underway, aided not only by the Polish police but also by multinational agencies like Interpol and Europol.
The attack wreaked havoc on CDPR as a business, causing both its data to be auctioned off on the black market and a lockdown of remote work on the network for weeks as a method to prevent further intrusions. . This delayed patch attempts Cyberpunk 2077, since staff were already working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The existence of personal information in the data in circulation was only flagged as a possibility – until now.
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In an official statement from Thursday, the publisher CD Project presented new insights into his ransomware incident, which is apparently more widespread than he initially confirmed. The developer notes that it is “collaborate with an extensive network of relevant services, experts and law enforcement agencies“to resolve the situation. No suspect has been publicly acknowledged, but the attacker left a ransom note, which (combined with the subsequent CDPR source code auction) may suggest that this was the job professional criminals.With regard to sensitive personal information of employees, part of the statement reads as follows:
“We are not yet able to confirm the exact content of the data in question, although we believe it may include details of current / former employees and contractors in addition to data relating to our games. further, we cannot confirm whether the data involved may have been manipulated or tampered with as a result of the breach. “
The CDPR adds that it has taken measures to “secure and harden“its network, such as overhauling its IT infrastructure, upgrading firewalls and event monitoring, and deploying a different remote access system. Other steps were less technical. . For example, reducing the number of accounts and privileged access rights and increasing the size of its security department. Part of this is accomplished with the help of outside specialists. There is probably little additional damage that could be done. be caused, as all new games are probably years away. The rest of developer 2021 is going to be spent fixing Cyberpunk 2077 and deliver the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S upgrades promised for this title and The Witcher 3.
Compounding Red Project CDthe issues were lawsuits over the launch status of Cyberpunk 2077 and weak sales in the first quarter. While the game performed well at launch, sales dropped sharply once its issues were known and some buyers took advantage of a cash back offer. The game is largely playable at the moment, but it is still stuck on PlayStation Store and may not be available in fully polished condition until 2022.
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Source: CD Project
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