A few days ago the company videogames, CD Project, which is located behind the cyberpunk 2077, he mentioned that he fell victim of ransomware attack. It is said that behind her attack, is the ransomware team “HelloKitty".
According to the statement of CD Projekt itself, the hackers encrypted the company network and stole files.
"Unknown criminals gained unauthorized access to our home network, gathered some data belonging to CD Projekt and left a ransom note, which has also been published to the public. Although some devices on our network are encrypted, the copies security they remain intact to us. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and started to restore them data", Said CD Projekt. Hackers threatened to leak the stolen data within 48 hours, if they did not get the money they were asking for, however η company refused to negotiate and pay the ransom.
Among others, the hackers stole the source code of Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 and Gwent from the CD Projekt servers and apparently, managed to sell it successfully. The amount they received in return is not known at this time.
The hackers, therefore, decided to fulfill their promise and so yesterday started an auction in a Russian hacking forum in Dark web.
As the video game site states IGN, the auction is already closed, because the ransomware gang received a "satisfactory offer" from someone outside the forum. It is also said that the buyer made one agreement with them hackers, do not resell the source code and do not leak. If this is true, then most likely the buyer does not want the source code to be leaked to protect the CD Projekt or wants to keep it himself for malicious purposes.
When the auction started, the initial bid was set to $ 1 million, while if someone wanted to receive it immediately, he would have to pay $ 7 million. It is said that the person who was willing to pay this $ 7 million, or something more, was found. We may never know the details of the deal and the final amount won by ransomware gang.