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CD Projekt RED Hacked Source Code Reportedly Sold on Dark Web


Poorna Shankar Posted:
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We had previously reported that Cyberpunk 2077 developer, CD Projekt RED, was hacked. It appears that the ransomware from that hack has been reportedly sold on the dark web.

The news was reported by KELA, a dark web monitoring organization, which Tweeted,

“Just in: #CDProjektRed AUCTION IS CLOSED. #Hackers auctioned off stolen source code for the #RedEngine and #CDPR game releases, and have just announced that a satisfying offer from outside the forum was received, with the condition of no further distribution or selling.”

The stolen files in question were reportedly of Cyberpunk 2077, in addition to various versions of Witcher 3 and card game GWENT. Victoria Kivilevich, a threat intelligence analyst for KELA, spoke with IGN and noted that the stolen files were sold as a single package. As of this time, the identity and motivation of the buyer are unclear.

Kivilevich also provided IGN translated screenshots showcasing a conversation from the alleged seller noting that CPDR should pay the upfront fee. It’s alleged that the upfront price was $7 million.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.