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A Taste of Its Own Medicine? Lizard Squad Claims Hack on Lenovo after Adware Scandal

26
Feb
2015
A Taste of Its Own Medicine? Lizard Squad Claims Hack on Lenovo after Adware Scandal

lizard-squad-thumb.com was hijacked and email communications were intercepted by hackers just days after the company admitted to installing dangerous adware on many of its computers before shipping them to unsuspecting customers.

“Unfortunately, Lenovo has been the victim of a cyber-attack. One effect of this attack was to redirect traffic from the Lenovo website. We are also actively investigating other aspects,” the company said in a statement to Ars Technica.

The site displayed a blank page and the message “unavailable due to system maintenance,” but some users were redirected to a slideshow of images of teens sitting in front of their computers. When clicked, the images linked to @, a Twitter account criticizing Lenovo for preloading some of its computers with ad-injecting software that completely broke encrypted connections to HTTPS-protected websites.

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