Earlier today, CD Projekt Red (the developers of the sublime Witcher trilogy) posted an open letter:
This isn’t the first software ‘hostage situation’ instigated by hackers (‘Orange is the New Black’ and several films have suffered the same fate) and will probably not be the last. The thing is, what do these people think they are doing? I don’t think any producer or software company gives that much of a crap about episodes or old data being leaked out to pay some probably exorbitant price to some lonely nerds situated in a basement in the wilds of Russia. To actively hack a video-game or film company and then try to ransom what you found just screams of some people desperately tying to be taken seriously. And the reaction has just been a collective shrug from the ‘victims’. It’s almost funny, in a way.
Anyway, here’s hoping that the development of Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t effected by this incident.
Source: CD Projekt Red’s Twitter