18 Mar '11, 2am

Slick cyber attack hits US security titan RSA: SAN FRANCISCO - US COMPUTER security titan RSA said on Thursday t...

SAN FRANCISCO - US COMPUTER security titan RSA said on Thursday that hackers broke into its computers and swiped data that could be used to breach defences of some systems guarded with its technology. 'Recently, our security systems identified an extremely sophisticated cyber attack in progress being mounted against RSA,' the firm's executive chairman Art Coviello said in an open letter posted online. 'Our investigation also revealed that the attack resulted in certain information being extracted from RSA's systems.' RSA is the security division of EMC Corporation in Massachusetts. Some of the pilfered data related to SecurID 'two-factor authentication products' that lets computers connecting online reliably identify one another, according to Mr Coviello. 'While at this time we are confident that the information extracted does not enable a successful direct attack on any o...

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