L-3 defense supplier targeted in RSA SecurID hack attack, report claims

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

US military contractor L-3 Communications, whose customers include the US Department of Defense, has been named in a news report as having been targeted in attacks by external hackers.

According to reports, L-3 warned 5,000 employees in April about an attempted hack against the company’s network using forged RSA SecurID tokens.

The claim, by Wired magazine, follows news earlier this week that US military giant Lockheed Martin had been subject to its own hacking attack, with RSA SecurID token security once again in the frame.

An anonymous source told Wired that L-3 “uses SecurID for remote employee access to the unclassified corporate network, but classified networks at the company would not have been at risk in the attack.”

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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