The dark web monitoring organization KELA has announced that source files stolen from Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red in a recent cyber attack have been sold in a dark web auction. Reportedly, the files included source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, and Gwent. Reports indicate that the files were sold for $7 million in a single package, although the validity of this data is currently unclear.
At the moment, it isn’t clear what the files will be used for or who even bought them. Cybersecurity experts, however, may have sniffed out the culprit of the file theft, with several experts identifying a group named “HelloKitty” as the guilty party. We’ll likely learn more as more experts investigate the cyber attack in the coming days and weeks.
Overall, it’s troubling to think that crucial developer source files can be stolen and sold for millions of dollars in what feels like the blink of an eye. Hopefully this situation doesn’t end up hurting CD Projekt Red too much in the long run.
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