CD Projekt Red recently suffered from a ransomware attack that locked them out of their systems for two whole weeks. This has made things a whole lot tougher for the company. Two weeks out of their tightly packed schedules could possibly lead to missed deadlines and hence late patches and updates.
The Polish company can’t seem to catch a break ever since the release of Cyberpunk. Amidst the piled-up schedule that CDPR developers have had, a ransomware attack was one of the last things they needed. The effects of the ransomware can already be seen as the company has had to dial back a recent patch to fix bugs.
The patch has been set back by more than three weeks due to this particular reason. If anything, this has made the jobs of the developers much harder and time-consuming. Knowing that huge quantities of work await them cannot be a situation to look forward to.
When did the attack take place?
While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen — we’ll need some additional time. 1/3
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2021
CDPR disclosed information about the attack on 9th February. Most of their employees have been locked out of their workstations for the past two weeks. The attack was launched on the IT infrastructure of the company and set back the company for quite some time.
CDPR has, however, refused to pay the ransom to the hackers but this has led to other repercussions.
The internal network of the company has now been isolated from the internet. The hackers also have access to the personal information of all the employees working in the department. The company has asked its employees to freeze their Company accounts to prevent the leakage of information.