Earlier this week, CD Projekt Red was the victim of a cyberattack, resulting in a decent amount of information being stolen. This info included source code to several of the developer’s games, like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3. Now, it seems the perpetrator is attempting to sell the source code online.
The starting bid is $1 million, but they are selling the whole kit for $7 million. According to data security firm vx-underground, the hackers poster the source code to the Exploits forum, an online forum populated by other hackers. Vx-underground said the hackers started the bid at $1 million for the code to Cyberpunk 2077, Gwent and the unreleased version of The Witcher 3. These hackers are reportedly willing to immediately selling the code to anyone who will dish out $7 million.
Update: a mistake was made. They stated starting bid $1kk. This was assumed as a typo for $1,000. They meant $1,000,000. They are also selling immediately for $7,000,000.— vx-underground (@vxunderground) February 10, 2021
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Many of the files have spread across other places on the internet, including 4Chan and Mega. They have since been removed by moderators. This is happening a little over a day after CD Projekt Red announced they wouldn’t be giving into ransom demands of these attackers, who stated they would sell or leak the company’s source code.