Fancy that, Fancy Bear: LoJack anti-laptop theft tool caught phoning home to the Kremlin

Stolen PC locator plays double agent, say researchers

By Thomas Claburn

LoJack for Laptops, a software tool designed to rat on computer thieves, appears to be serving a double purpose – by seemingly working with a Russian state-sponsored hacking team.

The application allows administrators to remotely lock and locate, and remove files from, stolen personal computers. It’s primarily aimed at corporate IT types who want to protect stuff that gets nicked, but anyone can use it, and it is installed by default on various notebooks.

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