The Witcher 3 And Cyberpunk 2077 Source Code Is Auctioned By Hackers


Cybercriminals have auctioned the alleged source code for popular PC games from CD Projekt, including The Witcher 3, Thronebreaker and Cyberpunk 2077.

We will remind, on February 9 of this year it became known that CD Projekt was subjected to a cyber attack using ransomware. As reported by information security experts, the attack was cost by the cybercrime group HelloKitty.

According to hackers, they managed to steal the source code of Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent and even the unreleased version of The Witcher 3. The cybercriminals demanded a ransom from the company and gave it 48 hours to pay, threatening to publish the stolen data in case of non-payment. However, representatives of CD Projekt have clearly stated their intention not to pay the ransomware and restore their files from backups.

After the expiration of the time allotted for the company to pay the ransom, cybercriminals put the data stolen during the attack on the auction, A security researcher under the pseudonym VX-Underground. The data allegedly includes internal documents from CD Projekt, as well as source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, Thronebreaker, and the unreleased version of The Witcher 3.

The starting price of the lot is $ 1 million, and the minimum bid increase is $ 500,000. For $ 7 million, you can buy everything at once without bargaining. In order to verify the authenticity of the data, the seller, under the pseudonym redengine, published a text file listing the catalog files from the alleged source code of The Witcher 3.

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