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BOSTON/WASHINGTON — Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters.
They breached security systems designed to keep out intruders by creating duplicates to "SecurID" electronic keys from EMC Corp's RSA security division, said the person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
It was not immediately clear what kind of data, if any, was stolen by the hackers. But the networks of Lockheed and other military contractors contain sensitive data on future weapons systems as well as military technology currently used in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The hackers learned how to copy the security keys with data stolen from RSA during a sophisticated attack that EMC disclosed in March, according to the source.
contain sensitive data on future weapons systems
"Given the military targets, and that millions of compromised keys are in circulation, this is not over," he said.
Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk, and compliance solutions for business acceleration.
The chosen security partner of more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500.
EMC Corp. is also recognized as the customer of RSA which actually is world largest data storage company
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