Since the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has been struggling. Hackers recently stole the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 from the company due to a data breach. However, that wasn't the only data that was leaked online.
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CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 hacker may have stolen employee and contractor information. As their statement indicates, they don't have a lot of certainties. However, it may also be a sign that those who voluntarily signed up for things are at risk as well. Now that everyone is affected by this hack, the police have been notified.
How far does this Cyberpunk 2077 breach really go?
CD Projekt Red revealed further information regarding the content stolen from its data breach in a tweet published on its official Twitter account. Source codes for Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 have been posted online, along with data on previous and current employees and who knows who else.
Following the breach of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has taken the necessary steps to bring the situation under control. They have it listed on their website here, but I will display the essential details below:
- Our core IT infrastructure has been redesigned and rolled out;
- New next-generation firewalls with advanced anti-malware protection have been implemented;
- A new remote-access solution has been employed;
- The number of privileged accounts, and access rights to accounts, has been limited;
- A new mechanism for the protection of endpoints, servers, and networks has been installed;
- Our event-monitoring mechanisms have been improved;
- We have expanded our internal security department;
- We have established cooperation with multiple external cybersecurity & IT specialists.
The company might not have made itself hacker-proof, and this could actually have been just a leak by a regular contractor
Depending on how accessible this information was to outsiders, CD Projekt Red may have made this inevitable. Sony and several other companies are frequently hacked, so this shouldn't surprise anyone. However, it would be nice to know that consumers who have shared their information with CD Projekt Red are not at risk.
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A lawsuit is likely to follow if CD Projekt Red is found to be less than secure with the information it collected from its users. In order to protect your information, your employer is supposed to provide reasonable safeguards when you're hired. Is it really an issue of hackers, or did you lower contractors' privileges since they could just as easily have done it?
That's what the public should be asking themselves when they see the line "The number of privileged accounts, and access rights to accounts, has been limited." Although I am glad CD Projekt Red is working on a fix for this, I would hope that it was already retroactively addressed and that this wasn't an eventuality.
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We'll see where this situation goes, but you can be confident GFinity is keeping a close eye on it.