My immediate reaction wasn’t “Ha! Their security team isn’t very effective”, but “This could happen to anyone, let’s see how they recover”. This will be an interesting case study, if they have the balls to write it up…:
The criminals behind the Maze ransomware [view recent related posts hereand 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.”