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Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:02

Another US defense contractor hacked

Written by Nick Farell
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All your secrets belong to foreign powers
Defense giant L-3 Communications warned employees that hackers were targeting the outfit using information on the SecurID keyfob system stolen from a publicly known breach at RSA Security.

It is the second hacker target linked to the RSA breach. The other one was Lockheed Martin on Friday. According to an email leaked to Wired, L-3 Communications was targeted with penetration attacks aimed at getting information.

L-3 did not say that the hackers were successful in their attack, or how L-3 determined SecurID was involved. L-3 Communications is the eighth biggest federal-government contractors. The outfit provides command-and-control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C3ISR) technology to the Pentagon and intelligence agencies.

RSA said it had been the victim of an “extremely sophisticated” hack in which intruders succeeded in stealing information related to the company’s SecurID two-factor authentication products. Now it seems that its keys are being used by someone.

An unnamed foreign power was said to be behind the Lockheed attack.


Nick Farell

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-5 #1 Jigar 2011-06-02 11:04
Let me guess, its China right ? They are crying out loud for bombs, please US give them some. :P
 
 
+24 #2 sidje 2011-06-02 11:23
Quoting Jigar:
They are crying out loud for bombs, please US give them some. :P




Ummm.....isn't that reserved for countries that can't defend themselves? :P
 
 
+17 #3 Jigar 2011-06-02 11:26
Quoting sidje:
Quoting Jigar:
They are crying out loud for bombs, please US give them some. :P




Ummm.....isn't that reserved for countries that can't defend themselves? :P


My mistake, you are correct. :lol:
 
 
+1 #4 thomasg 2011-06-02 21:16
Darn it, just when I thought they (LVLT) were turning around. Their stock is worth double what it was 6 months ago, but still 1/4 of what it was worth when I bought it.
 

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