Hackers Breach Lockheed Martin, May Have Accessed Secret Weapons Systems DUPE

Seems hackers have broken into Lockheed Martin and other weapons manufacturers and may now know about existing and future U.S. weapon systems. Uh, quick, hide the JDAMs?

At the moment, it's unclear what information, if any, was exposed during the breach. Allegedly, the hackers were able to access Lockheed's secure systems as a result of a resent breach of RSA's SecurID token authentication tech, which uses electronic key fobs to access protected networks. As of today, all 90,000 fobs have been replaced and Lockheed has since mandated all employees change their passwords.

If there's a silver lining in all this, it's that reporting in the Times and WSJ indicate that the really sensitive weapons programs would not have been stored on networks that were accessible remotely. Whew!

Nevertheless, other military contractors like Raytheon, Boeing and General Dynamics have all taken immediate security action in the wake of today's development, although none of those companies have reported any breach at this time. [CNET]