RSA has finally admitted that it’s root certificates were compromised, which affects ALL SecurID tokens.
I personally feel that this shows absolute failure on the part of RSA. First, their root certificate was compromised. Second, rather than admit it, begin contacting customers immediately, and notifying the public, they chose to hide behind NDA’s while their customers were being compromised. RSA’s excuse for their lack of communication was that they didn’t want to give the attackers more information that could be used to exploit further companies. Based on the target of the attacks: Lockheed, Northrup Grumman, and L3 Communications, it is clear that the attackers knew everything already.
A company that was built on trusts and security has now been found completely untrustworthy and insecure. I expect to see major lawsuits resulting from this. I hope to see heads roll.
The company I work for uses these tokens. We have asked RSA for more information multiple times, but they have been slow in providing anything.