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I don't have the game, but I know there is a thread, and I just saw a headine that apparently, the game has been hit by hackers:

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/cyberpunk-2077-game-developer-says-s-hit-cyber-attack-rcna270

 

That kind of ransom attack is pretty common. I have worked for three different companies that were hit with varying degrees of ransomware pain. It is usually something more innocuous than this, just a locked server or something of the sort. This is a much bigger issue.

 

I may eat crow for it later but it sounds pretty overblown. It sounds like someone got access to a developer's machine and was able to pull local copies of source code and documents but I could be wrong. Curious to see how it plays out.

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That kind of ransom attack is pretty common. I have worked for three different companies that were hit with varying degrees of ransomware pain. It is usually something more innocuous than this, just a locked server or something of the sort. This is a much bigger issue.

 

I may eat crow for it later but it sounds pretty overblown. It sounds like someone got access to a developer's machine and was able to pull local copies of source code and documents but I could be wrong. Curious to see how it plays out.

 

Guess it was less overblown than I thought. Source code reportedly sold at auction for million. I am definitely in the wrong address of the software business.

 

https://www.ign.com/articles/stolen-cd-projekt-red-files-reportedly-sold-on-dark-web-auction

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Guess it was less overblown than I thought. Source code reportedly sold at auction for million. I am definitely in the wrong address of the software business.

 

https://www.ign.com/articles/stolen-cd-projekt-red-files-reportedly-sold-on-dark-web-auction

 

I am an idiot when it comes to this kind of thing, so how could this be that valuable? I could only see a competitor trying to get some secrets for their own game or to counterfeit this game. I imagine the source code is distinct and it really would not matter for any future games from the developer? Idk

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I am an idiot when it comes to this kind of thing, so how could this be that valuable? I could only see a competitor trying to get some secrets for their own game or to counterfeit this game. I imagine the source code is distinct and it really would not matter for any future games from the developer? Idk

 

Good developers easily make six figures so just 20 developers working 1 year is probably $3,000,000+. I do not follow the gaming world but I think that 8 and maybe 9 figures are invested in a single high-end game. Source code of a competitor might allow you to chop significant cost from a project by just learning from their efforts.

 

This does not take in account, using source code to discover and exploit weaknesses in the code for other purposes.

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