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Cognizant Confirms Maze Ransomware Attack

The criminals behind the Maze ransomware [view recent related posts here and here] have gone big and hit Cognizant, one of the largest technology consulting companies in the U.S., with its nasty ransomware.

Cognizant stated on its website that it “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.”

Maze is particularly nasty because it is known to exfiltrate the data before encrypting the data, but it is unknown at the present time the status of the attack on Cognizant.

According to Cognizant’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2020, the attack “may continue to cause an interruption in parts of our business and may result in a loss of revenue and incremental costs that may adversely impact our financial results.”

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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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