Data storage firm EMC Limited is offering to replace millions of potentially compromised “SecurID” electronic keys after hackers used stolen information from its RSA security division to break into Lockheed Martin’s network. Lockheed Martin is the Pentagon’s No. 1 arms supplier and the U.S. government’s top information technology provider. RSA confirmed information taken from them in March was used in the attack on Lockheed Martin. Lockheed’s networks house sensitive data on future weapons systems as well as military technology currently used in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. A source told Reuters that several other U.S. military contractors have also been attacked.
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