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Lockheed Martin confirms attack

Lockheed Martin has confirmed that it was attacked, but fended hackers off. The upshot is that critical data was secured.
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in brief Lockheed Martin has confirmed that it was attacked, but fended hackers off. The upshot is that critical data was secured.

In a statement, Lockheed Martin, a major defence 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 over the weekend 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.

Via ZDNet US

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