RSA was recently the victim in a hacker which may have lead to information related to RSA’s SecurID two-factor authentication products being taken.
Art Coviello, executive chairman at RSA, informed the public about the attack in an open letter on RSA’s Web site. “Our investigation has led us to believe that the attack is in the category of an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). Our investigation also revealed that the attack resulted in certain information being extracted from RSA’s systems,” the letter states.
The information taken will not enable a direct attack o the RSA SecurID customers but could be used to reduce its effectiveness as part of a larger attack. RSA is working to strengthen its systems.
Read the full letter here.