Stolen 'Cyberpunk 2077' and 'Witcher 3' Source Code Is Now Reportedly Being Traded Online
The leaked data follows a cyberattack against developer CD Projekt Red earlier this year
Published Jun 04, 2021Following a cyberattack against CD Projekt Red earlier this year, the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 has now reportedly been leaked.
As previously reported, the Polish game developer found itself the victim of a ransomware attack back in February, with a hacker group claiming it was able to obtain the source codes for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent and an "unreleased version of Witcher 3."
Now, according to multiple reports, that source code is out there floating around the internet on torrent sites and various forum.
As VGC reports, the data was originally put up for auction on the dark web for $1 million USD (or a buy it now price of $7 million) after CD Projekt Red refused to play ball with the hackers, and now it's being actively shared online.
According to an alleged text file posted on the Resetera forum, the alleged files are password protected, but you can get the password for in exchange for $10,000. That said, we'd strongly advise against pay out such a sum — both financially and morally.
Previously, CDPR had been actively trying to shut down the leaks shared through Twitter using DMCA, but it now appears the data is simply being shared through different channels.
The leaked source code is hardly the only bad news for CDPR recently. Not only are they now facing a whopping four class action lawsuits over Cyberpunk 2077, but the developers just missed their profits forecasts by a huge margin — something many suspect has to do with shocking low sales of Cyberpunk 2077 in Q1.
However, CDPR won't give any specific numbers about sales, which is only leading to more suspicion that they are indeed terrible. Sales can't be all that great, though, considering you still can't even by the game on the PlayStation Store months after it was taken down.