PS5 SDK allegedly leaked, along with PS4, Xbox, Switch SDKs and Cyberpunk 2077 source code
CD Projekt Red were hacked a few months ago, with the source code for several of their games, including Cyberpunk 2077, allegedly copied by the hackers. With CDPR refusing to pay any ransom or negotiate, the hackers ultimately leaked the source code for Gwent, and put the rest of the stolen files for sale on an auction site.
Today, website databreaches.net announces that the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 has now been leaked.
But, possibly more interesting for the hacking scene, it appears that recent versions of the SDKs for multiple consoles are part of the leak as well. Specifically, it appears the archive contains SDKs for the PS4, the PS5, the Switch, and the XBox.
Утечка реальна. В архивах также содержатся SDK от PS4, PS5 (от декабря), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X. pic.twitter.com/T8GdMIBWNe
— Завтракаст (@zavtracast) June 3, 2021
All of this remains highly speculative, as the leaked files are arguably hard to find at the moment, and supposed to be encrypted.
Do SDL Leaks help the hacking scene?
An SDK in itself is not particularly useful in the process of exploiting a console, but in the past, such leaked tools have been used to create homebrew for hacked consoles.
As a rule of thumb, though, if you’re a talented developer interested in hacking, and creating tools such as Jailbreaks or unofficial SDKs for your console of choice, it is strongly recommended that you do not touch the official content with a ten foot pole, for legal reasons.