Blainville, Quebec --- March 20th, 2023 --- Hitachi Systems Security, a leading provider of information security and compliance services, has released a statement addressing the recent cybersecurity breach involving Hitachi Energy. On March 16th, the threat actor group Clop^ claimed to have successfully breached Hitachi Energy, along with 52 other companies.
The breach occurred in the third-party GoAnywhere MFT (Managed File Transfer) service of Hitachi Energy, not in their own infrastructures. It is important to note that this service is not used by Hitachi Systems Security. GoAnywhere MFT is a solution for secure file transfer provided by Fortra, an independent company. Hitachi Energy swiftly published a press statement on March 17th, detailing the incident: https://www.hitachienergy.com/news/features/2023/03/third-party-cybersecurity- incident
Hitachi Systems Security would like to clarify that although both Hitachi Energy and Hitachi Systems Security belong to the same group, Hitachi Limited, the two companies do not share any services or infrastructures.
Furthermore, the interaction between the two companies does not involve any information or data sharing, even from a business perspective.
As a responsible member of the Hitachi Limited group, Hitachi Systems Security is offering its full support to Hitachi Energy in response to this cybersecurity incident. The company remains committed to providing advanced security solutions and services to its clients and partners worldwide.
Hitachi Systems Security is based in Blainville, QC - Canada and specializes in cybersecurity and data privacy services. The organization became part of Hitachi Systems group company in 2015. With Security Operations Centers (SOCs) in Canada, India (Pune), Japan and Switzerland, the organization provides managed security services to monitoring security risks to customer systems as well as security consulting services including risk management, vulnerability management, data privacy and regulation services, serving clients primarily in the Caribbean, Europe, Japan, LATAM and North America.