CD Projekt confirms stolen source code is being circulated online

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CD Projekt Red was hacked in February, resulting in the theft of internal documents and source code for games including Gwent, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Cyberpunk 2077. The hackers threatened to release the data unless a ransom was paid, which the studio refused to do; shortly thereafter the hackers reportedly began releasing the code, which CD Projekt attempted to keep a lid on by way of DMCA takedown notices.

Despite those efforts, it was reported by (via Eurogamer) earlier this month that the stolen data—ranging from source code to internal “comedy bug reels“—are in the wild, and that passwords to the encrypted files had either been cracked or were being shared voluntarily. Either way, it seemed that anyone who wanted access could get it.

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