Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

Summary: Lockheed Martin confirms that it was attacked, but fended it off due to "swift and deliberate action." The upshot is that critical data was secured.

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Lockheed Martin confirmed late Saturday that it was attacked, but fended hackers off. The upshot is that critical data was secured. In a statement, Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor that makes the F-35 jet fighter, said that it detected the attack quickly and secured IT systems. "No customer, program or employee personal data has been compromised," the company said.

Word of the attack began to circulate late Friday via a Reuters account. Bloomberg reported that the attacks revolved around EMC's RSA unit and its SecurID tokens.

Lockheed didn't confirm the RSA angle or go into many details. Reuters on Friday reported that hackers duplicated SecurID data.

Needless to say Lockheed is mostly targeted all the time. As a defense contractor there's a data gold mine to be had for cyber espionage.

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  • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

    I would hope that systems containing information about classified weapons systems would be physically separated from the Internet.
    Admin71
    • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

      @Bookmark71
      Wonder if they would contract out to Sony.... :O
      rhonin
    • All classified data is held in security "cages"

      @Bookmark71

      and computers that are cleared to perform classified work are NEVER connected to the Internet. In fact, unless it's an explicit need for cooperative computing, they are not even networked.
      jacarter3
  • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

    I bought unlocked iphone4 from http://www.ecgoon.com .i often take it to my college . my classmates speak proud of it.i love it.
    jackson1988
  • How were RSA tokens duplicated?

    This exploit sounds like more than the typical linux script kiddies with a root kit. Duplicating RSA tokens and targeting Lockheed seems to be more of a concerted action of a foreign sponsored government attack.
    Your Non Advocate
    • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

      @facebook@...

      Well put.
      josh92
    • I agree

      @facebook@...
      Seeing that EMC?s RSA unit and its SecurID tokens where hacked a few months ago, the next logical step would be to attempt to use those tokens to try to access sensitive military technology sights.
      :|
      Tim Cook
    • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

      @facebook@...
      Targets such as LM would need a very specific client to sell to unless they are also the recipients.
      Government or competitor. :|
      rhonin
    • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

      @facebook@...

      surprised our resident Linux idiot hasnt shown up about LSM yet. i mean dosent Lockeheed martin use Linux for thier backend?
      Viper589
      • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

        @Knix96
        No that's not possible. Linux is too secure.
        The underlying technology of Linux is so advanced and so secure it can't be breached. Besides, it's open source so there are no bugs which will go unnoticed as the source can be reviewed by everyone.

        /sarcasm
        Martmarty
  • RE: Lockheed Martin confirms attack, allays concerns for now

    your such a liar coz www.ecgoon.com is a scam site and you are stealing people money by your professinal fake site.
    mecano666