“Cyberpunk 2077” publisher CD Projekt can’t catch a break.
After an influx of complaints about the game’s performance and a move by Sony to pull the game from its digital store, CD Projekt said hackers accessed its internal network and left a ransom note.
“Although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact,” CD Projekt tweeted. “We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data.”
The hacker encrypted the company’s servers and threatened to leak or sell the source code of its games — including “Cyberpunk 2077” and “The Witcher 3.”
The ransom note also mentioned sending documents related to accounting, legal and HR to “contacts in gaming journalism” if the two parties could not come to an agreement.
CD Projekt’s hack is not unusual.
“Our research shows that on average, every 10 seconds an organization becomes a victim of ransomware worldwide, but CD Projekt is doing the right thing by refusing to give in to the hacker’s demands,”Jon Niccolls, EMEA and APAC incident response lead at cybersecurity firm Check Point, told CNBC.
Shares of CD Projekt sank 4.7% Tuesday, down more than 30% since the game’s release in December.