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.