The complicated attack might have used log-in data obtained via a phishing attack along with algorithm seed numbers taken from RSA to generate new passcodes.
Cyberattacks on several defense contractors have many in the community worried about security.
Two more defense contractors reportedly have been the victims of attacks similar to the breach at Lockheed Martin Corp., and RSA SecurID tokens are believed to be compromised.
L-3 Communications Corp. will provide logistics support to the Navy and Air Force under a series of contracts valued at more than $300 million over five years. The initial contract, valued at $32.9 million, calls for life-cycle support and maintenance of Navy and Air Force C-12 aircraft.
L-3 Communications Corp. was busy the last month of 2010, selling InfraredVision Technology Corp., a manufacturer of camera subassemblies, and acquiring Funa International GmbH, a German supplier of control and safety systems.
L-3 Services Group is providing engineering and technical support to the Navy under a $17.4 million contract, according to a Defense Department announcement.
General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin were among other bidders that Northrop Grumman prevailed against. But speculation is high that protests will be filed.
L-3 Communications Corp. has acquired 3Di Technologies LLC, a provider of secure satellite communications. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
L-3 Communications Inc. subsidiary L-3 Nova Engineering will provide equipment, upgrades and repairs, and program management services under a $52.8 million Defense Department follow-on contract to support the Marine Corps' Tactical Remote Sensor Systems program.
L-3 Communications Corp. has acquired Airborne Technologies Inc., which specializes in aeronautical engineering services for unmanned aircraft systems. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Air Force is investigating allegations that the company copied and stored e-mail messages to gain a competitive advantage.
KBR Inc. and L-3 Communications have nailed down Defense Department logistics contracts with a combined worth of $38.6 million.