According to a vice report, the Polish game developer reported DMCA violations to two Twitter users who shared links on the social media platform with stolen source codes from several CD Projekt RED-IPs. The posts of the two users were removed from Twitter on Thursday (February 18) due to the copyright strike.
A DMCA shutdown is usually an item with illegally released data or third-party intellectual property that has not been authorized to do so.
The notifications were emailed to users by a copyright watch company according to a copy of the email received from Vice’s motherboard. The email includes a description of one of the violations notice, which reads, “Gwent Source Code Illegally Received: The Witcher Card Game. Published without permission, not intended for the public. “
The email also included links to tweets from three other Twitter users, whose posts have also been removed.
CDPR announced earlier this month that it was the target of a cyber ransomware attack and that the hackers had stolen game source code – including titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Gwent, and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. Also stolen were “Documents in Related to accounting, administration, law, human resources, investor relations and more ”.
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CDPR noted that it refused to give in to the hacker’s demands and that an investigation is ongoing. The hackers had threatened that the “public image of CDPR will be decisive”. They also claimed that “investors will lose confidence in your company and stocks will fall even lower”.
CD Projekt RED also made a brief statement on Twitter to its former employees, saying: “[We] They have no evidence that your personal information has been accessed. “Regardless, the company has recommended former team members to keep an eye out for fraudulent alerts.
Due to the lack of cooperation from the developer, the hackers claim to have sold the stolen data. On February 11, the darknet intelligence company Kela tweeted that the hackers had “received a satisfactory offer” and “had been forced to take the lot off the sale.”