Gwent source code leaks online, along with an auction for Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk source code

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Just two days following a ransomware attack on The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, their assets have begun to leak online. On Monday, CD Projekt Red announced that a hacker group had dumped full copies of Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. They also claimed to have access to "documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more." However, CD Projekt Red stated they were unwilling to give in to their demands, and the leaks have reportedly already begun.

According to the Twitter page for vx-underground, a self-described "collection of malware source code, samples, and papers," the source code for Gwent, a card game in the Witcher universe, has been leaked online. While links are being taken down quickly, journalists from Motherboard, Vice Magazine's technology division, were reportedly able to download a copy and verify its authenticity. They claim the download is larger than a legitimate Gwent download, has assets pertaining to several different versions of Gwent, and has "what appear to be Testframework files, software game developers use to test applications." Also according to Motherboard, a note reading "next release is tomorrow" was in the download folder, as well.

It appears that the hackers have not given up on getting money out of this, yet, however. In a follow-up Tweet, vx-underground claims that the hackers will be auctioning off the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, with a starting bid of $1,000 USD, on the Exploit forums, a popular hacking website. It is unclear if the Witcher 3 source code they are referring to is the unreleased version alluded to in the note from the initial attack, or if it the officially released version.

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[UPDATE]

It was originally reported by vx-underground that the opening bid for the Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk source code would $1000 USD. This was apparently a typo, and the opening bid will instead be $1,000,000 USD. They will also sell immediately for $7,000,000 USD.

 

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What an awfully sad year for these guys!
Death threats to release a game early
Laughing stock throughout the gaming community with memes
They released game early mostly through pressure!
The game clearly wasn’t finished
Loose millions in share prices
And now these scum bag hackers are kicking them when there down..
I feel so sorry for cd project red

could we not do what the guys on reditt did with GameStop and pour money into the company..they made one bad decision in releasing a game early EA will probably come along and buy them out
 

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Can't believe there's anyone that would support these scummy twats by buying stolen source code for upwards of $1m... anyone that does is as bad as the hackers, dumb as a box of frogs, and has more money than sense (and would hopefully then be the next target of the hackers).
 
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Can't believe there's anyone that would support these scummy twats by buying stolen source code for upwards of $1m... anyone that does is as bad as the hackers, dumb as a box of frogs, and has more money than sense (and would hopefully then be the next target of the hackers).
Makes me question if the source code or the binaries are actually infected? As in with a virus or something like that.
 

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Serves them well tbh. and to all the developers that release broken games and that use lut boxes and shit.... also to nintendo and other greedy ass companies.
Go hackers!
 

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Who the hell is going to spend 1M on illegally obtained files? I mean, I feel like the price is a tad bit too high for a bunch of files that would attract more problems than benefits...
 

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CDPR should just release the source code for all those games them self. Just a small middle finger to the hackers.
From what I understand, cdpr literally can't do that because they are locked out of their source codes and assets because of the ransomware attack.
 
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What is the potential use of Cyberpunk source code?
I did cover some things in more detail in
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ransomware-attack-targets-cd-projekt-red.582632/page-4#post-9362250
Anyway interested parties (depending upon price)
People looking to mod/fix/alter the game to their personal tastes (fixed how it is now, match the earlier claims, match the board game it comes from...) -- can do much with binaries and modding options given by the devs but source code allows so much more.
Those looking to make cheats.
Those looking to find secrets (if there is a stand on this location on the 29th of Feb and jump 5 times then far easier to find such things in code than by play, and ).
If there was multiplayer then it would usually have any anti cheat laid bare.
Unscrupulous devs wanting to see and borrow some stuff for their games (unlikely in most places but China is a thing).
Curious people wanting to look at the code to see what made it fail -- we got some insights as to their oversights when that save corruption with large inventory bug the other month, sure to be plenty more.
Maybe those looking to make a port, though more likely to be something like a port to older versions of Windows or Linux or something.
If the console versions are in this then those interested in console development options (not so much leaked info on the PS4 and xbone out there)
Few more things but those are the main ones.

Any new news on this? Is there like an ebay auction site up somewhere listing this with highest bids?
There are some ebay a like options for the criminal set but most of these sorts of things are untraceable emails to a place with a sealed bid. They either then take the best choice available or at least the highest that is clearly not the police.
Haven't seen what they requested here though.
 
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