CD Projekt RED: the hacker attack is more serious than expected, employee data involved

In the middle of the evening dedicated to the Summer Game Fest, CD Projekt RED published a statement on the cyberattack suffered by the studio a few months ago, admitting that the private data of employees and collaborators may have been stolen.

In fact, at the beginning of the year the Polish team announced that it had been the victim of a rather important ransomware attack . In recent weeks, the data stolen from CD Projekt RED have begun to circulate online: among these, in addition to several bug montages made by the developers themselves, the source codes of games such as The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 appear.

In the evening, the studio shared a new statement that takes stock of the situation: “Today, we learned new information about the breach, and now we have reason to believe that internal data illegally obtained during the attack is circulating on the internet. We are unable to confirm the exact contents of the data in question, however we believe they may include details on old and new employees and collaborators as well as data linked to our games. Furthermore, we cannot exclude that the data concerned has not been manipulated or tampered with. We are working with a network of services, experts and legal agencies including the General Police of Poland. We also contacted Interpol and Europol.

The information we published in February with the President of the Data Protection Office (PUODO) has been updated . ”

In short, the attack suffered by CD Projekt RED seems to be more serious than expected. Today Electronic Arts also confirmed the theft of the FIFA 21 source codes and the Frostbite graphics engine.

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