Second Defense Contractor L-3 ‘Actively Targeted’ With RSA SecurID Hacks
“An executive at defense giant L-3 Communications warned employees this spring that hackers were targeting the company using inside information on the SecurID keyfob system freshly stolen from an acknowledged breach at RSA Security.
‘L-3 Communications has been actively targeted with penetration attacks leveraging the compromised information,’ read an April 6 e-mail from an executive at L-3’s Stratus Group to the group’s 5,000 workers, one of whom shared the contents with Wired.com on condition of anonymity.
It’s not clear from the e-mail whether the hackers were successful in their attack, or how L-3 determined SecurID was involved. L-3 spokeswomen Jennifer Barton declined comment at the time, except to say: ‘Protecting our network is a top priority and we have a robust set of protocols in place to ensure sensitive information is safeguarded. We have gotten to the bottom of the issue.’ Barton declined further comment Tuesday.”