Security Vendor RSA Gets Hacked

It is pretty sad to know that one of the largest IT security provider, RSA, one of the division in EMC was hacked. They also admitted that their anti-hacking technologies had been hacked and claim that they were the victim of “advanced persistent attack”, an industry jargon for a sophisticated attack.

EMC did not expose any information regarding the details of an attack however, mentioned that they discovered an “extremely sophisticated” attack within their network and the attackers manage to get off with confidential data on RSA SecurID products.

RSA had been a big time supplier for their Two-Factor Authentication (more info here) Product. However again, RSA were confident that attackers did not manage to extract any confidential data that had a direct attack towards the SecurID product. It is warned that the information stolen could only reduce the effectiveness of their products.

It was told that they will be taking “immediate remediation steps” for their customer. This attack do give them a very good lesson and hence, a better network security will be enforce in their organization. This could mean that limiting the access for anonymous people.

Lastly, this round of breach does not expect to have a meaningful impact on their financial results. Although they do not expect any financial blowback,  but their customer sure eager to know how badly their RSA based security was compromised.

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