Lenovo website hacked in wake of Superfish debacle
- 26 February, 2015 09:10
Lenovo's home page appears to have been hacked
Lenovo's website appeared to have been hacked on Wednesday, possibly in retaliation for a piece of adware it installed on PCs that was found to have opened up a security hole.
Early Wednesday afternoon Pacific time, some visitors to lenovo.com were greeted what looked like webcam images of a bored teenager sitting in a bedroom, and the song "Breaking Free" from an old Disney movie.
The source code for the Web page includes the line: "The new and improved rebranded Lenovo website featuring Ryan King and Rory Andrew Godfrey", who have reportedly been connected to the hacker group Lizard Squad.
Lenovo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company has been under fire all week after it emerged that the Superfish adware that Lenovo pre-installed on some PCs opens up a security hole. Lenovo was forced to apologize and released a tool to remove it.