A recent report from Bloomberg claims that game developer CD Projekt SA was forced to delay a promised update for its much-criticized blockbuster game. Cyberpunk 2077, claiming that a recent ransomware attack caused hackers to steal the game’s source code and crash the company’s systems.
Bloomberg reports that CD Projekt SA stated on Wednesday that it will delay a new update for its hit game. Cyberpunk 2077, claiming that the slow progress of the game is due to a massive security breach.
Bloomberg alleges that the publisher failed to realize that most of the company’s staff were unable to access their workstations for the past two weeks due to a ransomware attack. Bloomberg writes:
The work stoppage is the result of a ransomware attack disclosed on February 9. The extent of the outage, which has not been previously reported, represents a major setback for CD Projekt’s attempt to salvage a game in dire need of repair.
CD Projekt has said that it refused to pay a ransom to the hackers. As a result, employees are still unable to log into the company’s virtual private network, making it impossible to access the systems and tools necessary to perform most of their jobs, said the people, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized. to speak in public.
Although some CD Projekt employees are working from headquarters in Warsaw, most are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. CD Projekt did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bloomberg notes that the hack has had a huge effect on employees. Hackers may have gained access to employees’ personal information, including Polish ID numbers and passport details, prompting the company to instruct employees to freeze their accounts and report the security breach. to the relevant authorities.
Breitbart News has examined the details behind the rocky launch of Cyberpunk 2077, a full report and review can be found here.
Read more about the ransomware attack on Bloomberg here.