It’s PR 101: If you want people to miss your message, drop it at 17 on a Friday. Or at least wait until everyone else looks at something else.
Like the entire gaming world laser-focused on Geoff Keighley’s sartorically dubious sneakers over Summer Games Party Kickoff Live! event, Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Project Red issued a statement regarding a cyber attack from February against the company. It turns out that data breaches could not be contained.
“Today we have learned new information about the violation and now have reason to believe that internal data obtained during the attack are currently being circulated on the Internet. […] We are not able to confirm the exact content of the data in question, although we believe that it may include current / former employee and contractor information in addition to data related to our game, ”CDPR wrote in a tweet published at 14:39 ET, smash in the middle of today’s highly anticipated showcase with commercials for video games.
CDPR was still vague about what exactly was out there and whether any of it was true or had been changed.
When the cyberattack was announced last winter, hackers who remained anonymous said they were given source code for CDPR games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt andCyberpunk 2077.
“This[[[[sic]has become epic BEGINNED !!! ”De wrote, reportedly giving CDPR 48 hours to respond. The hackers threatened to disclose confidence in – and essentially – the share price of – CDPR by releasing internal documents would take a fall, likely a the infamous rocky roll of Cyberpunk 2077.
Today’s statement does not say whether players of CDPR’s games were affected. Representatives of CDPR did not respond immediately Kotakurequest for comment.
In February, mens first addressing the hack, CDPR wrote that “to the best of our knowledge, compromised systems did not contain personal information about our players or users of our services.”
The next day, hackers allegedly set up the data at auction with a starting price of $ 1 million.