Lockheed Martin has been hit by a cyber attack. Lockheed Martin is a major defense contractor holding highly sensitive information. But it has been made clear that those information are safe and haven’t been hacked.
The attack was confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon confirmed that the contractor’s information systems had come under attack. However, Lt. Col. April Cunningham informed that the impact is minimal and adeverse effect is not expected.But the matter to be considered is that this attempt to breach the contractor’s systems has brought big risk to the nation’s critical data.
Chris Ortman, Homeland Security spokesman, said his agency and the Pentagon were working with the company to determine the breadth of the attack and “provide recommendations to mitigate further risk.”
According to an information Lockheed Martin was able to detect the May 21 attack almost immediately and took countermeasures. So, as a result the system remained secured and none of the data of program, emloyee’s personal information and customer has been compromised. Lockheed Marin was the one with this statements to assure no adverse effect of the cyber attack. On the other hand, the company’s security team is still working to restore employee access to the targeted network. Neither Lockheed Martin nor the federal agencies revealed specifics of the attack.