'Maze' has corrupted the Computers, the Internet Networks, and Cognizant under ransomware assault
This needs emergency treatment because the IT giant serves customers all over the world. Let's read more about this cyber threat and the company's actions in battling ransomware.
The Malware 'Maze'
Let's explain what it is and how it operates until we know the problems that the Maze ransomware generated for the IT company's ongoing activities.
A ransomware is typically a malicious software used by hackers to control infected files and demand heavy payments to recover the files in an infected system.
According to McAfee, hackers who use Maze, if the targeted businesses do not pay, threaten to publish information on the internet.
CTS is a major tech company that manages its IT backbone for several Fortune 500 companies with 3 lakh employees and $15 billion in revenues.
How against 'Maze' Cognizant fight?
In India, Cognizant employs approximately 200,000 staff. This implies that it can quickly take action to avoid more attacks by ransomware.
The Organization has supplied them with consensus indicators (IOCs) and other technological details of a protective type in constant contact with the customers.
He added that his internal protection departments, who are supported by leading cyber defense firms, take aggressive measures to deter this incident.
The relevant law enforcement agencies have already been engaged by Cognizant. The incident comes at a period when coronavirus pandemic has devastated businesses that have compelled corporations to pursue measures such as home labour to maintain market continuity.
According to the security website BleepingComputer, the Maze operators denied responsibility for the cyber attack. However, the article added that Maze presumably would not address this at this early stage in order to prevent complications.