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Military Contractor Breached With SecurID Attack

When RSA suffered an electronic break in last month, speculation began on just what the attackers had been able to gain from the attack, and what the effect would be for customers of RSA's services.

SecurID users might have a reason to be wary after news appeared over the weekend of an attack against US aerospace giant, Lockheed Martin, utilising duplicate SecurID tokens to gain access to the company's networks. While the extent of the breach hasn't been made public, it has already had significant effects for the company's employees, with remote access to the company networks removed, a forced password change, and replacement SecurID tokens ordered.

Even if the attack against Lockheed Martin isn't related to the earlier attack against RSA, it does mark one of the most significant successful, and publicly reported, attacks against systems that use SecurID as a key component of security.

30 May 2011

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