Cognizant hit by Maze ransomware, service disrupted for some clients
"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," Cognizant said in a statement.
It added that its 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," the statement noted.
The incident comes at a time when businesses have been disrupted by coronavirus pandemic that has forced companies to turn to initiatives like work from home to ensure business continuity.
"Based on present information, we don't believe the reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic or Cognizant's efforts to enable associates to work from home facilitated this incident," a Cognizant spokesperson said.
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