Those in possession of the files have demanded an undisclosed ransom, which CD Projekt Red said they will not be giving into.
According to a Tweet from CD PROJEKT RED, the Polish game maker claims that some outside party obtained multiple company files, including documents related to the upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077. The appropriate legal authorities will be informed about the situation.
We've all heard of ransomware where malicious software locks up your computer and you are told you need to pay to get everything back. However, they are well aware that this could potentially result in the leaking of early designs of their upcoming game.
However today in a rather surprising turn of events news broke that CDPR was being held to ransom by a couple of unidentified individuals who will leak data regarding Cyberpunk 2077 if their demands are not met. In the meantime, the company is asking fans to do their best to ignore information regarding the new game that doesn't come directly from them, assuming gamers don't want to spoil a potentially fantastic game for themselves before they even get a chance to play it. Cyberpunk 2077 does not now have an expected release date.
At the time of the event, the database was not in active use, as forum members had been asked to create better-secured GOG.com accounts nearly a year earlier. This means your old passwords were secured and not directly accessible by anyone.
We would like to deeply apologize everyone affected.
And here's the full trailer for "Cyberpunk 2077" - the game has no release date, but it's planned for launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Seeing as much of this game is being purposely kept private by the developer for obvious reasons, this a very serious situation.
With all of that said, what's your thoughts on this most recent hack?