Data Breach Summary
In April 2023, we at InsecureWeb detected a data breach on the website of CD Projekt Red, a leading Polish video game developer known for the popular series of games, The Witcher. The breach was posted on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches by an anonymous user known as “@”. The compromised information totaled 198MB and included sensitive data belonging to the website’s clients.
The compromised information includes usernames, email addresses, and other personal information belonging to CD Projekt Red’s clients. The hackers now have access to this information, which can be used for identity theft, fraud, or other malicious activities. This incident puts the website’s clients at significant risk of financial loss and damage to their personal reputation.
Where and How?
Our investigations revealed that the security breach was found on telegram.org and was posted on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches. The identity of the hacker remains unknown, and it is still unclear how they gained access to the website’s database. However, the hacker was able to extract a significant amount of sensitive information, posing a significant risk to the website’s clients.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is the first time that CD Projekt Red has experienced a data breach. The company has since taken steps to improve its security measures and prevent future breaches.
Recommendations for Personal Data Protection
How Users Can Protect Their Information
To protect their personal information and accounts from being compromised, users should take the following steps:
– Change their passwords frequently, with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
– Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible.
– Use unique passwords for each account, to prevent hackers from accessing multiple accounts with the same password.
– Be cautious of suspicious emails or messages, as they may contain phishing links that can compromise their accounts.
– Regularly monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.
What is InsecureWeb?
InsecureWeb is a Dark Web monitoring service that keeps track of recent data breaches and tracks their impact by monitoring the darkest places of the internet. InsecureWeb notifies users and enterprises when their data has been found online and helps them mitigate the impact.