A week in security (October 1 – 7)

A roundup of the security news from October 1–7 including National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, LoJack, fileless malware, and BYOS.

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LoJack for computers used to attack European government bodies

Security researchers have detected the first known instance of a UEFI bootkit being used against government bodies in Central and Eastern Europe. The attack relies on a persistence mechanism stolen from a legitimate software called Computrace—essentially LoJack for computers—that comes by default on many machines.

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