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Stolen CD Projekt Red Files Reportedly Sold After Auction

The source code for Cyberpunk 2077 has reportedly been purchased from the hackers that attacked CD Projekt Red.
The source code for Cyberpunk 2077 has reportedly been purchased from the hackers that attacked CD Projekt Red. | Photo courtesy of CD Projekt Red

The files stolen in the ransomware attack on CD Projekt Red earlier this week have been sold in a dark web auction, per dark web monitoring organization KELA.

The files, which included source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 and Gwent, were set for auction Wednesday with an opening bid of $1 million and an outright purchase cost of $7 million. KELA and cybersecurity account vx-underground now say an offer was made from outside the auction forum, and the hackers agreed to fork over the code for an undisclosed sum. The agreement reportedly assures the code won't be distributed online.

A KELA threat intelligence analyst told IGN all the stolen files were sold in this single package. The buyer's identity and plans for the files remain unknown.

CD Projekt previously said it would not pay any ransom, making it unlikely the company is behind the purchase.

The hackers behind the attack released the source code for Gwent (or at least part of it) Wednesday to prove the authenticity of the stolen materials.

CD Projekt declined to comment on the reported sale when IGN asked for a statement Thursday.