TweakTown

Lockheed Martin: cyberattacks have quadrupled since 2007

Lockheed Martin has seen an increase of cyberattacks over the past few years, as defense contractors and government agencies try to develop better defense.

Published Thu, May 22 2014 2:43 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Major defense contractor Lockheed Martin recently said it has seen cyberattacks targeting its PCs and networks quadruple over the past seven years, indicating a steep rise in the need for stronger cybersecurity efforts. So far in 2014, there have been at least 43 hacker groups and organizations targeting Lockheed, according to Chandra McMahon, Lockheed information systems vice president of commercial markets.

Lockheed Martin: cyberattacks have quadrupled since 2007 | TweakTown.com

Not surprisingly, Lockheed also saw a rise in malware attacks, with Microsoft noting that malware infection tripled in 2013 - and threats are continuing to evolve at a rapid pace.

"While we haven't seen specific action on objectives in terms of damage, what we have seen over the last several years (is) malware created and deployed to damage critical infrastructure," McMahon also added.

NEWS SOURCE:in.reuters.com

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription

Latest News

View More News

Latest Reviews

View More Reviews

Latest Articles

View More Articles