Concerns were raised as Lockheed Martin became the latest victim in a sophisticated cyber attack on  the RSA SecurID authentication system allowing hackers to breach into the largest U.S. weapons manufacturer's network. 

The attack consisted of  hackers breaching the system in order to copy login ids known as SecurID.  The hackers would then use the ids to access the system's network.  There were no official reports from Lockheed on what kind of sensitive data were compromised from the hack.  Some possible information that may have been stolen includes plans for future and existing weapons used in the Middle East. 

Lockheed's cyber attack follows another large breach on Japan's company Sony, whose PlayStation network was compromised resulting in millions of dollars in damages.  This has raised concerns on the stability of larger company's IT structure as  numerous sensitive data appear to be obtainable no matter what security may be in place. 

To counter any threats, we regularly take actions to increase the security of our systems and to protect our employee, customer and program data...We have policies and procedures in place to mitigate the cyber threats to our business, and we remain confident in the integrity of our robust, multilayered information systems security, said Lockheed spokesman Jeffery Adams to the Wall Street Journal.

However, to counter any threats, we regularly take actions to increase the security of our systems and to protect our employee, customer and program data, he said. We have policies and procedures in place to mitigate the cyber threats to our business, and we remain confident in the integrity of our robust, multilayered information systems security, said Adams.

The  makers of the SecureID keys, EMC Corp. a security division of RSA, reported that some Lockheed Martin systems were disabled in order to counter the recent attack.  Members in Lockheed who uses SecurID were instructed to reset all passwords.  RSA though have been taking steps to  assure that their 250 million SecurIDs are better secured amidst the Lockheed breach.