IT services giant cognizant suffered a ransomware attack last April which cause service disruptions to its clients.
Cognizant is one of the IT giants that has more than 300,000 employees and it provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting, and operations services.
Files Stolen in Ransomware Attack
On April 17th the company stated that their internal systems hit by Maze ransomware. The company has informed its clients about the attack and “provided them with Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and other technical information of a defensive nature”.
Cognizant published a breach notification letter states that the Maze ransomware operators are active with the Cognizant network between April 9 and 11.
The company initially learned that “the attackers staged and likely exfiltrated a limited amount of data from Cognizant’s systems.”
Now based on the company’s further investigation it was found that the majority of the personal information was exposed.
“The majority of the personal information that was impacted was information relating to our corporate credit cards.”
The company started informing all the associates who have an active corporate credit card and they are to offer credit and identity theft monitoring services.
The company also mentioned that they continue to monitor the account for any fraudulent activity and we have been informed that they have not seen an increase in fraud for our accounts.
The ransomware attacks now become an easy and malicious way of robbing individuals and company’s can cost billions of dollars not to mention the privacy and safety implications.