Lockheed Martin was the victim of a large cyber attack, however quick detection by employees thwarted the security breach on May 21. Lockheed Martin, an aerospace engineering company, holds the U.S. government’s biggest military contract, and thus a security breach here, could have devastating effects on the federal government.
Hackers may have gained access by copying the RSA SecureID tokens used by employees, the report states. RSA’s server’s were attacked in March and data was stolen.
The Department of Homeland Security has offered to help in developing a plan to better secure cyber transactions and computer systems in partnership with Lockheed Martin. At this point systems and data are being restored to employee’s, reports msnbc.com.
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