RSA Hacked – SecurID Information Exposed

Post Syndicated from David original

EMC’s RSA division announced that they had been hacked and it appears that they’re doing the right thing for their customers by telling them. From their announcement:”Our investigation also revealed that the attack resulted in certain information being extracted from RSA’s systems. Some of that information is specifically related to RSA’s SecurID two-factor authentication products. While at this time we are confident that the information extracted does not enable a successful direct attack on any of our RSA SecurID customers, this information could potentially be used to reduce the effectiveness of a current two-factor authentication implementation as part of a broader attack.”If you’re a current SecurID customer, you’ll likely want to keep track of this as further detail is released. RSA notes that they expect to release details to the community -“As appropriate, we will share our experiences from these attacks with our customers, partners and the rest of the security vendor ecosystem and work in concert with these organizations to develop means to better protect all of us from these growing and ever more sophisticated forms of cyber security threat.”I’ll post further detail as it becomes available.

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