Archive for May 2011

Lockheed Martin Hit By Security Breach

Hackers may have infiltrated the networks of top U.S. weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp., according to a person with knowledge of the attacks.

The security disruptions, reported Thursday by Reuters, prompted the company to step up measures to protect its data. It wasn’t immediately clear if any sensitive information was stolen or compromised.

Lockheed spokesman Jeffery Adams said the company, as a matter of policy, didn’t discuss specific cyber threats or measures taken in response.

“However, to counter any threats, we regularly take actions to increase the security of our systems and to protect our employee, customer and program data,” he said. “We have policies and procedures in place to mitigate the cyber threats to our business, and we remain confident in the integrity of our robust, multilayered information systems security.

from the Wall Stree Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303654804576350083016866022.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

How bin Laden emailed without being detected

Using intermediaries and inexpensive computer disks, Osama bin Laden managed to send emails while in hiding, without leaving a digital fingerprint for U.S. eavesdroppers to find.

His system was painstaking and slow, but it worked, and it allowed him to become a prolific email writer despite not having Internet or phone lines running to his compound.

His methods, described in new detail to The Associated Press by a counterterrorism official and a second person briefed on the U.S. investigation, frustrated Western efforts to trace him through cyberspace. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive intelligence analysis.

Bin Laden’s system was built on discipline and trust…

From Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110513/ap_on_re_us/us_bin_laden