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CD Projekt Red Reportedly DMCA'd Twitter Users Who Shared Links to Leaked Data

The source code for Cyberpunk 2077 was never made public.
The source code for Cyberpunk 2077 was never made public. / Photo courtesy of CD Projekt Red

Development studio CD Projekt Red reportedly used Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices to take down several tweets sharing links to the data stolen from the company earlier this month.

CD Projekt Red, the studio responsible for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, sent at least two Twitter users a notice indicating their tweets would be removed, per Vice's Motherboard. The DMCA notice explicitly referred to the illegally obtained source code of Gwent, which the hackers had released publicly as a teaser for the rest of their stolen data.

CD Projekt Red came forward with news of the ransomware attack Feb. 9, stating the hackers had made off with the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, Gwent, and two versions of The Witcher 3, among other files. The company said it would not negotiate with the hackers.

Stiffed by CD Projekt Red, the hackers turned to online auction. After opening bidding at $1 million and offering a $7 million direct purchase price, the hackers reportedly sold all the stolen data to an anonymous buyer for an unknown sum. The stolen data will remain hidden as part of the terms of that deal.