CD Projekt uses DMCA deletions to slow the spread of stolen code


CD Projekt Red is taking swift action to stop the source code of its games from being distributed, particularly through social networks.  The  company had stolen game code and was reportedly sold in a hack earlier this month, and the company is doing everything in its power to prevent the code from being spread online for games like Cyberpunk 2077 and © The  Witcher 3. One strategy is to send DMCA notifications to those who try to release the code online. It remains to be seen how effective this strategy will be.

According to Vice, on Thursday February 18, two different Twitter users were notified of a DMCA code release for the Gwent card game. At least one of the tweets in question contained a link to the game’s source code.

Hackers left a ransom note after committing the attack on CD Projekt, but the company said it would not give in to those demands when it initially shared the news as it knew the data could be released if it didn’t agree.

© The  memo itself states that the source code for four different projects was stolen, including the three games mentioned above, as well as an unreleased version of © The  Witcher 3. Other administrative data was also stolen. It didn’t take long for many to joke about how the hacking interface in Cyberpunk 2077 made everything possible.

CD Projekt Red continues to work on updates to improve Cyberpunk 2077 as its public image had a huge hit in December when the game was released in Limit State. © The  game has even been withdrawn from PlayStation Store sales, and refund programs have been introduced for unhappy customers. Real next-gen releases are slated for later this year, and a multiplayer experience is on the way too.

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Projekt DMCA deletions slow spread stolen code


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