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Security Product Company Suffers Hack

DATA LOSS

March 18, 2011

A company that provides computer security products to a number of corporations and governments says it has suffered a sophisticated data breach that could potentially compromise those products, The New York Times reports. EMC Corporation's RSA Security Division, which sells multifactor authentication, posted an urgent message on its Web site alerting customers that it had suffered an "advanced persistent threat." An investigation revealed that "the intruder successfully stole digital information from the company that was related to RSA's SecurID two-factor authentication products," the report states, adding that it does not appear that the information has been used to attack customers, and the appropriate authorities have been notified. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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