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Hitachi Energy Latest Victim of Clop GoAnywhere Attacks

Attackers Exploit Zero-Day Vulnerability in Fortra's Managed File Transfer Software Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • March 18, 2023

Hitachi Energy joined the ranks of victims hit by the Clop ransomware group, which has exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT. Clop claimed responsibility for the hack, which compromised networks used by 130 different organizations.

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Hitachi Energy, subsidiary of the Japanese tech giant, confirmed Friday that the Clop ransomware group exploited the flaw in Fortra's GoAnywhere file transfer software that could have resulted in unauthorized access to employee data in some countries.

"Upon learning of this event, we took immediate action and initiated our own investigation, disconnected the third-party system and engaged forensic IT experts to help us analyze the nature and scope of the attack," the company said in a data breach ...

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