29 May '11, 3am

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin confirmed it detected & thwarted a 'significant and tenacious' cyber attack

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin confirmed it detected & thwarted a 'significant and tenacious' cyber attack

A Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor jet flies during an air display at the Farnborough International Airshow. US defense contractor Lockheed Martin confirmed it had detected a 'significant and tenacious' attack on its information systems network. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - LOCKHEED Martin Corp, the US government's top information technology provider, said on Saturday that it detected and thwarted 'a significant and tenacious attack' on its information systems network one week ago. 'As a result of the swift and deliberate actions taken to protect the network and increase IT security, our systems remain secure,' Jennifer Whitlow, a Lockheed spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement. 'No customer, program or employee personal data has been compromised.' Lockheed's information security personnel are working around the clock to restore employee access to the 'information system...

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