Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent: Source code on the black market

The attackers behind the ransomware action that targeted the studio CD Project red they claim to have grabbed the source codes of the most popular games, and that the stolen data was allegedly already sold.

CD Projekt Red announced a few days ago that the studio was the target of a ransomware attack, after which all devices on the affected network were encrypted. The attackers claimed in the message that they had come up with the source code for the games Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, as well as an unpublished Witcher 3 version. In addition, as it was also written in the message, they came to the private data of the employees. Security experts then determined that it was used during the attack HelloKitty ransomware.

After the studio announced that does not intend to pay the required ransom, the attackers launched an auction on a hacker forum, and stolen data offered for sale. The bids allegedly included the source codes for the games Thonebreaker, Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. The auction is started at a cost of a million dollars, and bidders also offered an option for those who want to shop without competition, provided they can set aside seven million dollars.

Later it could be read how the attackers were allegedly sold the data to someone who is not part of a hacker forum. For now, there is no solid evidence that this really happened, and there are already numerous theories about who could be the buyer, ranging from the fact that the data was bought by a competing studio, to the fact that CD Project Red bought the stolen information, and to hide confidential information without publicly admitting defeat.

Source: Bleeping Computer

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