Cybercrimes Go Mainstream

By Robert Vamosi | 5/31/11 7:18 AM

A data breach at Lockheed Martin recently claimed a rare feat: A May 31st front page story in the Wall Street Journal. Over the Memorial Day weekend, Lockheed Martin issued a press release re-assuring employees and customers that none of its sensitive data was stolen. But what made it newsworthy was that the breach, which appears to be related to an March data breach at EMC/RSA specifically affecting the SecureID tokens used by Lockheed Martin, points to a growing trend that criminal hackers in 2011 are not necessarily in business for the money: information for information's sake is also valuable, enabling criminals to leverage one big attack to commit another.

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