The company says that because its information security team detected the attack right away and took aggressive action to ward it off, its systems remain secure.
Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Department have offered to help Lockheed determine the extent of the attack. It’s not known as yet if any data was taken or who the attackers are. Reuters is also citing a “person with direct knowledge” saying the attackers had broken into sensitive Lockheed Martin networks, and similar networks run by other U.S. defense contractors.
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Hackers have broken into the computer systems of Lockheed Martin and other major U.S. weapons manufacturers, potentially gaining access to information about future weapons programs as well as military technology currently in use, according to a Reuters report.
A Lockheed representative told The Wall Street Journal, which cited its own unnamed source, that the company wouldn’t comment on any specific incident but that “we have policies and procedures in place to mitigate the cyberthreats to our business, and we remain confident in the integrity of our robust, multilayered information systems security.”