Lockheed says thwarted "tenacious" cyber attack

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Posted: May 28, 2011 10:43 PM
Lockheed says thwarted "tenacious" cyber attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the U.S. government's top information technology provider, said on Saturday that it detected and thwarted "a significant and tenacious attack" on its information systems network one week ago.

"As a result of the swift and deliberate actions taken to protect the network and increase IT security, our systems remain secure," Jennifer Whitlow, a Lockheed spokeswoman, said in an e-mailed statement. "No customer, program or employee personal data has been compromised."

(Reporting by Jim Wolf, editing by Will Dunham)