RSA Breaches May be Linked to China

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Security experts have told tech site CNET that recent security breaches related to RSA at Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and L-3 Communications could be linked to China.

The attacks used securID tokens and compromised the sites’ networks using APT (advanced persistent threat). APT was the same method used in last year’s attack on Google, confirmed to be from China.

Chief Executive Rich Mogull of Securosis told CNET that “APT is a euphemism for China” and that “There is a massive espionage campaign being waged by a country. It’s been going on for years, and it’s going to continue.”

All three recent attacks may be linked to March’s breach of RSA, the maker of SecurID.

Rafal Rohonzinski of SecDev told CNET that “China has made no secret that they see cyberspace as the domain that allows them to compete with the U.S.”

It was also recently reported that Google’s Gmail service had been compromised by hackers in Jina, China.

Meanwhile, the US government is stepping up its efforts to combat global cyber security risks.