PS5 : CD Projekt takes action against those who share part of the Gwent source code

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This month CD Projekt RED announced a cyberattack “ransomware” – data theft and extortion – that affected internal documents and especially source code of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, Cyberpunk 2077 and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3 – which was released. He thinks it would be the announced next-generation version. The information was purchased on the black market on the condition that the files were not distributed or sold; However, prior to this auction, some of the Gwent code was shared, and CD Projekt RED has made use of the DMCA – Copyright Act of the Digital Age – to notify copyright infringement to at least two Twitter users who share torrent links to download the code. “Let’s say it’s something I expected,” says one of those affected on Motherboard.

These messages on social networks, at least the most popular, have been eliminated and are replaced by the generic message from Twitter informing that it is acted upon by actions of the owner of the rights. However, as is often the case in these cases, it will be impossible to completely remove the information from the Internet, but at least hinder your search engine results. “We are taking the necessary steps to reduce the consequences of this launch, in particular for companies that could be affected by the security breach,” said CD Projekt RED on the news of the data theft. At the moment there is no news about the leak of Cyberpunk 2077 or The Witcher 3.

A difficult few months for CD Projekt RED

The last few months have not been easy for the creators of the successful The Witcher 3. Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December amid controversies over past-generation console performance, recall campaigns and even removal from the PS Store, criticism for errors, and lawsuits for false promises. The company is committed to improving the result and in the future a native version will be launched for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S as well as multiplayer, although it is no longer a priority. The positive news came from a message from billionaire Elon Musk, who recovered part of the losses in the value of CD Projekt RED shares.