Categories: News

CD Projekt Red’s Stolen Source Code Starts to Leak Online!

Earlier this week we reported on the frankly quite shocking news that not only had CD Projekt Red been subjected to a severe cyberattack, but as part of it, the source code for pretty much all of their major gaming releases had been successfully stolen. Now, in fairness, CD Projekt Red themselves confirmed that this had happened and, more so, that they categorically were not going to enter into any negotiations with the hackers regarding any form of ‘ransom’ payments.

Following a report via Videocardz, however, it would appear that the group (or individual) responsible for this hack has now started to post some of the information they obtained online!

CD Projekt Red Source Code Hack!

Following the publication of data uploaded to Mega.nz (which has since been removed) it was found that the entire source code for ‘Gwent’ (the standalone version of the card game featured in The Witcher 3) was posted online. Likely merely done to represent ‘proof’ of their success, as this isn’t exactly the most important data in their possession, it has since transpired that the hackers are now attempting to auction off the source code data for the other games compromised in the leak. This includes; The Witcher 3, an unreleased version of The Witcher 3 (which would now appear to be a ray tracing update), and, of course, Cyberpunk 2077.

What Will Happen Now?

The auction is (apparently) already live and will end 48-hours after the most recent bid has been placed. Of course, though, CD Projekt Red is still being given the option to pay the ransom themselves, but it still seems more than likely that they are going to (quite rightly) refuse to do this. Make no bones about it though, this is very serious news for the developer and, with there now being some concrete proof that the hack was successful, it’s genuinely difficult to know just how significant an impact this will make on them if more of that source code does escape into the wild!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Thermaltake Tower 100 Now Used In Pre-Built Systems By AWD-IT

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dj9XGHjlhiM Thermaltake Tower 100 The Thermaltake Tower 100 is a vertical mini-ITX That offers viewing…

15 hours ago

eBay Bans the Sale of ‘Adult Only’ Video Games

When it comes to what we might politely describe as 'adult only' products, eBay has…

15 hours ago

Call of Duty Warzone Now Has Over 500,000 Banned Accounts

Call of Duty Warzone is perhaps one of the best iterations of the 'battle royale'…

15 hours ago

Nvidia 30XX’s Currently Being Sold for 3 Times the MSRP

We all know that graphics cards are currently prohibitively expensive. In fact, perhaps as expensive…

15 hours ago

Roccat KONE Pro Gaming Mouse Review

Roccat is one of the hottest names for PC gaming peripherals. They've created many of…

16 hours ago

Corsair DDR5-6400 Memory Coming This Year!

DDR4 has been with us for a good few years now, and it's fair to…

20 hours ago