Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red shared its follow-up to the security breach in February, noting that internal data is now spreading online. The company became a victim of a cyber attack in early February. The attacker gained access to the internal network and collected some data belonging to the CD Projekt Capital Group. The attacker also left a description of the ransomware. Now, it seems that the damage is more serious than the developers initially thought.
In February, CD Projekt Red tweeted that an unidentified actor gained access to its internal network and stole some data belonging to the CD Projekt Capital Group. At the time, the company stated that whether the data is published online or not, it will not succumb to demands and will not negotiate with attackers. It began to restore data and protect its IT infrastructure.Now in another tweet, CD Projekt Red shared that it has learned that internal data is circulating on the Internet, or that it has reason to believe it.
Although the Cyberpunk 2077 developer is not sure about the exact content of the data, it believes that the details of current/former employees and data related to their games may be part of it. “In addition, we cannot confirm whether the data involved may have been manipulated or tampered with after the violation,” it said. The company also stated that it will do everything it can to protect employee privacy and the privacy of all parties involved. “We are committed and ready to take action against all parties who share relevant data,” it continued.
CD Projekt Red is cooperating with the Polish Police Headquarters and other appropriate services, experts and law enforcement agencies to find a solution to this problem. It has taken some measures to prevent similar things from happening again. It implemented a next-generation firewall with advanced anti-malware protection, installed a new server protection mechanism, expanded the internal security department, and more.
The initial attack caused a delay in CD Projekt Red’s “Cyberpunk 2077” update and DLC schedule. How this new development will affect the future of the game remains to be seen.