2020-04-20 COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP Cybersecurity Incident

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COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP initially disclosed a cybersecurity incident in an SEC 8-K filing on 2020-04-20 06:03:33 EDT.

Incident Details

Material: Unknown
Is Breach: Unknown
Records Compromised: Unknown
Data Types Impacted: No Data Types Tracked (yet)

Compromised Date:
Detected Date:
Disclosure Date: 2020-04-20
Contained Date:
Recovered Date:

Attack Goal: Unknown

Costs: No Costs Tracked (yet)


8-K filed on 2020-04-20

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP filed an 8-K at 2020-04-20 06:03:33 EDT
Accession Number: 0001058290-20-000022

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (“Cognizant”) has announced a security incident involving our internal systems, resulting from a Maze ransomware attack, which is causing service disruptions for some of our clients.

Our internal security teams, supplemented by leading cyber defense firms, are actively taking steps to contain and assess this incident. Cognizant has also engaged with the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

We are in ongoing communication with our clients about the incident and have made available Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and other technical information of a defensive nature. Although we are in the early stages of assessing this incident, the attack has caused and 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.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Company Information

SIC DescriptionServices-Computer Programming Services
TickerCTSH - Nasdaq
CategoryLarge accelerated filer
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30