It appears CD Projekt is having some issues with the hooligans who are sharing their cyber-data. Earlier this month, game code was stolen from the company by a group of hackers, and now CD Projekt is trying everything they can to prevent it from spreading. One strategy they are using is to serve DMCA notices to those trying to share the information online.
According to Vice, on Thursday, February 18th, two different Twitter users were notified of a DMCA takedown related to sharing code from the card game Gwent. One of the tweets contained a link to game’s source code.
A the time of the hack, the perpetrators left a ransom note, but CD Projekt refused to give into the demands. The company knew their game’s source code would be sold or released online, but still refused to give in.
Four of CD Projekt’s titles were taken during the attack, including the aforementioned three games, as well as an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. Administrative data was also stolen.
CD Projekt Red hasn’t been in the best position since the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, and its public image has taken quite a beating. The fact the company was so transparent about this attack means there’s still some hope for redemption.