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Cognizant confirms Maze ransomware attack

Cognizantone of the largest technology and consulting service company has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack. The New Jersey-headquartered IT giant said it was engaging with the law enforcement.

Cognizant, which offers a range of services including IT consultation to clients in more than 80 countries, posted $16.8 billion in revenue last year. 

“Cognizant can confirm that a security incident involving our internal systems, and causing service disruptions for some of our clients, is the result of a Maze ransomware attack,” the statement read. “Our internal security teams, supplemented by leading cyber defense firms, are actively taking steps to contain this incident.” 

Facebook is also a client of Cognizant and help the social giant moderate content on its platform. Maze is not like typical data-encrypting ransomware. Maze not only spreads across a network, infecting and encrypting every computer in its path, it also ex filtrates the data to the attackers’ servers where it is held for ransom. If a ransom isn’t paid, the attackers publish the files online. However, a website known to be associated with the Maze attackers, has not yet advertised or published data associated with Cognizant. 

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