CD Projekt Red, the company behind the popular Witcher series of videogames, put out a statement earlier today that individuals have stolen internal documents, and threaten to release them online if ransom isn’t paid.
A demand for ransom has been made, saying that should we not comply, the files will be released to the general public. We will not be giving in to the demands of the individual or individuals that have contacted us, which might eventually lead to the files being published online. The appropriate legal authorities will be informed about the situation.
I haven’t before seen a company being this open about something like this. It seems like a good strategy – with this statement, they’re basically preemptively making the documents rather valueless. Pretty much the entire gaming community has very warm feelings towards CDPR – and rightfully so – so the individuals in question are left with empty hands here.