CD Projekt Red is having a bad time. It all started with a failed launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which was then followed by a cyber attack last week and now the hacker has sold the source code of the company’s most popular games.
Sources reported yesterday that hackers were auctioning the source codes for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3. The auction started with $1000 and was expected to rise, but the offers are permanently closed as hackers received an irresistible offer. The Cybersecurity company, Kela, was the first one to inform about the auction update through a tweet.
Currently, there is no information about the price offer, but we assume it to be higher than $1,000,000. Although the auction had a buy now button for $7,000,000 so the offer might have been close to it.
When CDPR announced the breach, they made it clear that they will not pay any ransom amount for the stolen data nor negotiate with the hackers considering the attacker might leak the data.
“We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data. We are taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release, in particular by approaching the parties that may be affected due to the breach.”
CDPR has not expressed any thoughts on the recent update.