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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A week in security (September 24 – 30)

A roundup of the security news from September 24–30 including phishing, Apple woes, a vulnerability in the wild, e-commerce attacks, phone spam, and a massive Facebook breach.

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