Maze ransomware

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News: Cognizant, an IT services provider, has said that it has faced a Maze ransomware attack that has caused disruptions to its clients.

Facts:

  • Ransomware:It is a type of malicious program used by hackers to take control of files in an infected system and then demand hefty payments to recover them. 
  • The Maze ransomware was discovered in 2019 and has since increased its presence.

Additional Facts:

  • Malware (malicious software): It refers to any kind of software that is designed to cause damage to a single computer, server or computer network.
  • Spyware: It is a malware that functions by spying on user activity without their knowledge
  • Trojan horse: It is a malware that disguises itself as a normal file or program to trick users into downloading and installing malware.
  • Virus: It is malware that is capable of copying itself and spreading to other computers.