News CD Projekt Red Hackers Allegedly Already Auctioning Leaked Source Files

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Almost 20 years ago, I was encouraged by a group to look into an individual that was making threats. It seemed an impossible task, but eventually I focused on some misspellings that seemed only possible from a good typist that has carpal-tunnel issues. I was able to match that information to posts in other forums, identify the person, where he lived, and even deduce his motive. I replied to the individual publicly, using his first name only, and all threats ceased thereafter.

Actually kind of thrilling... but not enough to make me quit my day job.
 

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Almost 20 years ago, I was encouraged by a group to look into an individual that was making threats. It seemed an impossible task, but eventually I focused on some misspellings that seemed only possible from a good typist that has carpal-tunnel issues. I was able to match that information to posts in other forums, identify the person, where he lived, and even deduce his motive. I replied to the individual publicly, using his first name only, and all threats ceased thereafter.

Actually kind of thrilling... but not enough to make me quit my day job.
Old school detective work there well done.

Sounds like something I would to.
 
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Forgive my stupidity, but who would buy this? What would they do with it? I can see someone in a 3rd world country with almost no copyright laws(or China)but wouldn't it be simple to figure out someone was using this code for something else?
 
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As usual the H@xORs are not that smart when it comes to greed. The only people who need game code that have that cash are competing studios and they wouldn't be caught dead with it as a simple reverse compile of any code would instantly reveal the stolen source

And you never ever give into hacker demands ever. It will not encouraged them to do more. And they were untrustworthy to begin with. So you can't take them at their word.
 
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Who would want to have gamers as their customer base? And at the same time, who wants to buy unfinished games released for the sake of investors? The entire community, market, culture... the whole thing is a bubbling toxic stew.

I won't call myself a gamer anymore. I associate the word "gamer" now with overpriced motherboards, tacky LEDs, bi-polar kids cussing at each over garbled mics, raging chauvinism, charlatan developers, and the kind of mentally imbalanced pettiness highlighted in this article.
 

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Who or what type of organization would pay for the source code? Maybe CDPR is making it up for publicity? Or release the code and let the community fix everything? Im Just kidding but serious at the same time
 

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Who or what type of organization would pay for the source code? Maybe CDPR is making it up for publicity? Or release the code and let the community fix everything? Im Just kidding but serious at the same time
Since the attack the stocks of CDPR have dropped after having recooped due to Elon Musk tweet and something else so no publicity, at least not the kind that you want.
 

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Since the attack the stocks of CDPR have dropped after having recooped due to Elon Musk tweet and something else so no publicity, at least not the kind that you want.
Good point. It bothers me that one person, although very smart, is able to influence the market with a few tweets. Bitcoin, Dogecoin, etc....
 

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