EMC said it doesn't expect the breach to have a meaningful impact on its financial results.
EMC's stock [EMC] was down 1.25 percent in after-hours trading following the news. In a regulatory filing, EMC said it "does not believe that the matter described in the letter and note will have a material impact on its financial results." http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/222522/rsa_warns_securid_customers_after_company_is_hacked.html
WHEW! That's a relief!
As long as it doesn't affect (effect?) the stockholders or bottom-line, all's Okie-Dokie, no? (Insert sarcasm emoticon HERE
Despite the lack of detail, several computer security specialists said the breach could pose a real threat to companies and government agencies who rely on the technology.
One possibility, said Whitfield Diffie, a computer security specialist who was an inventor of cryptographic systems now widely used in electronic commerce, is that a "master key" — a large secret number used as part of the encryption algorithm — might have been stolen.
The worst case, he said, would be that the intruder could produce cards that duplicate the ones supplied by RSA, making it possible to gain access to corporate networks and computer systems. Mr. Diffie is vice president for information security and cryptography at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Open Letter to RSA Customers http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=3872
Edited by Union_Thug, 18 March 2011 - 05:45 AM.