Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lockheed Martin suffered a virus attack

The defense group Lockheed Martin announced Saturday it had been a "significant" attacks against its computer system on May 21, he claims to have rejected. "With the measures taken timely and appropriate to protect the network and to improve computer security, our systems remain secure," said Lockheed Martin in a statement, which states that "no personal information of customers or staff were affected ".

The group, which did not specify whether he had any suspicions about the origin of the attack, denouncing an operation still "large and fierce." It merely stated that the U.S. authorities concerned were kept informed. THE SPECTRUM OF "CYBER-WAR" This attack has renewed fears of a "cyber war" attacking U.S.

power via computer networks. Lockheed Martin is one of the largest groups in the defense industry in the world with approximately 126 000 employees working on the development and manufacture of various military systems. Through Lockheed, hackers can go after the major aspects of U.S. defense equipment, industrial supplies since the Trident missiles, spy planes P-3 Orion aircraft F-16 fighter and F -22 Raptor, as well as military transport aircraft Hercules C-130.

Lockheed has also announced last week that the U.S. space agency (NASA) has adopted the concept of the Orion capsule to build a spaceship that will take astronauts to distant destinations in space. CHINESE PIRATES According to U.S. media, the vulnerability of Lockheed Martin would be linked to an attack "very sophisticated" announced in March by security firm RSA, which had warned that hackers had penetrated into its systems and retrieve information that might allow them to circumvent the defenses of its customers.

RSA The Security Division of EMC software company. At the time, Republican Senator Susan Collins said that the attack was revealed by RSA showed that "the threat of a catastrophic cyber-attack is real." Lockheed Martin has not provided this weekend on indication of the source of these attacks - unlike Google's Internet group, which in January 2010 had denounced the attack on its systems and immediately blamed China.

The Chinese authorities have denied any involvement. Then, last February, the software company McAfee stated that several oil companies were targeted by computer attacks from China. These revelations were added to the already many suspicions about China and hacking. Last year, a congressional committee accused Beijing of driving attacks "massive" against U.S.

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