[ISN] Lockheed Martin investigates possible link between cyber attack and RSA data breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 04:12:29 -0500 (CDT)

By Warwick Ashford
31 May 2011

US-based global defence firm Lockheed Martin says it has beefed up 
security around remote access to its IT network after a "significant and 
tenacious attack" on 21 May, which could be linked to an earlier breach 
at security firm RSA.

Lockheed maintains that its systems remain secure and that no customer, 
project or employee personal data was compromised in the attack, 
reported a week after the event.

"The company's information security team detected the attack almost 
immediately, and took aggressive actions to protect all systems and 
data," Lockheed said in a statement.

Lockheed and RSA Security, which supplies access tokens to millions of 
corporate users, say they are still trying to determine whether the 
attack used data hackers stole from RSA in March or if it had exploited 
another weakness, according to the New York Times.


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