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Lockheed Martin Acknowledges Major Cyberattack

June 01 2011


Defense contractor Lockheed Martin says it was targeted in a major cyber assault, reports Information Week.

The Bethesda, Md.-based firm confirmed the attack on May 21 in a statement released on Saturday.

Hackers reportedly exploited Lockheed's VPN access system, which allows employees to log in remotely through their RSA SecurID hardware tokens.

The attackers apparently possessed the factory-encoded random keys, also known as seeds, used by at least some of Lockheed's...

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