Maze ransomware attack on tech giant Cognizant
On April 18, 2020, IT service provider Cognizant has confirmed that It has been attacked by maze ransomware. This attack has caused service disruption for its clients also. They did not reveal any name but said that they are working to minimize the impact to the customers.
“Our internal security teams, supplemented by leading cyber defense firms, are actively taking steps to contain this incident. Cognizant has also engaged with the appropriate law enforcement authorities.”, Said in a statement.
They have already informed their customers about this maze ransomware attack.
“We are in ongoing communication with our clients and have provided them with indicators of compromise (IOCs) and other technical information of a defensive nature.”, Cognizant said in a statement.
Ransomware is malware that came from cryptovirology. It threatens to reveal the user’s data to the public. It asks for money called a ransom. If it did not get pay, it can block the user systems. It has a technique called cryptoviral which can encrypt user’s data and asks for ransom in order to decrypt that. Since 2012 the use of ransomware scams has grown worldwide. For more details about the maze ransomware visit here.
Cognizant is an American multinational IT service provider, headquarters in New Jersey, USA. Cognizant provides information technology, information security, consulting, ITO, and BPO services. Over 3 lacks employee base and having more than $17 Billion revenue. This is also one of top 500 fortune companies. Cognizant is led by Brian Humphries (CEO), Karen McLoughlin (CFO), and Malcolm Frank (President, Cognizant Digital Business).
Reference : Cognizant Blog