Not for their programmers. Be one hell of a misplaced comma for CP2077 though considering all the issues present.
Definitely kudos to CDPR for making this public, and thanks for the heads up.
The hacker/s threatened to expose their data (*) if they dont pay. So either they pay or they have to annouce it right away as PR damage control.
(*) Source: https://tarnkappe.info/cd-projekt-red-spieleentwickler-wurde-opfer-eines-ransomware-angriffs/
He also didn't mention e-mails or anything of importance, really, so I he likely didn't have those, else he would have surely bragged about it.
According to my linked source CDP(?) says no user data was stolen.
My bet is that he only had the CI server and maybe read-access to a public file server within the company, as the later would likely have had all the random documents he bragged about having.
The article says "Perforce servers" so it would have to be more than one. (Perforce is a version management software.)
Also: You cant encrypt servers if you only have read access.
Most companies have some sort of badly secured, lazy network share which every employee and every other server typically has access to, where you shouldn't store anything important and that yet nobody usually bothers to clean up in any reasonable intervals.
The article talks about the "Perforce servers". This is not 'share' space.
i always wonders why critical data is stored on servers or anything remoted to internet!. only ask for trouble.
always have critical data on a remote drive (one that's not connected to internet) it's not like external SSD are that expensive and they comes within tera bytes
If employees work at home (due to Corona, dont know if they actually do that at CDP) they must have their source codes accessible from the internet.