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CD Projekt RED made the news again this week, confirming it had been targeted by a ransomware attack. Gaining access to a large swathe of employee data, this anonymous hacker also threatened to release The Witcher 3, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and Cyberpunk 2077's source codes, giving CD Projekt RED 48 hours to meet their demands.

CD Projekt RED subsequently refused to negotiate, instead referring themselves to Poland's Personal Data Protection office. That time limit has since expired and now, it appears these source codes have gone up for auction.

As reported by vx-underground, bids are allegedly starting at $1 million for the entire cache – which is rumoured to include The Witcher 3's next-gen upgrade – accepting $7 million for an immediate purchase. No mention was made about the employee data, but Gwent's source code has leaked separately in the meantime.

CD Projekt RED has not responded to this current development, but it offered a Twitter update last night for former employees. Confirming "we don't possess evidence that any of your personal data was accessed", it still advised people to take precautions nonetheless.