Intelligence firm KELA and cybersecurity expert Vx-underground reported that hackers at CD Projekt RED sold the data they recently stole after an auction. The data included source codes for RED Engine, the next updated version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077.
The hackers, who were identified as a group called HelloKitty, gave CD Projekt RED 48 hours to respond, but the developer publicly refused to negotiate. The next day, the source code for GWENT was released online, and the most valuable data was put up for auction with an initial price of $ 1 million or 7 million “buy now”. HelloKitty apparently received a “satisfactory” offer from outside the forum where it auctioned the data. The buyer imposed the condition that the code is not distributed or sold later, to which the group agreed.
CD Projekt RED did not comment on the fact. The studio said earlier that it was in contact with the competent authorities to investigate the hack. Its priority is to protect its infrastructure and ensure that the player and user data is secure.