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Lenovo site defaced by Lizard Squad

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2015 23:34 User comments (7)

Lenovo site defaced by Lizard Squad Earlier today, Lenovo.com got defaced by someone claiming to be the Lizard Squad, an embarrassing take down and more bad PR for the company still reeling from the fallout of pre-installing adware on some of their PCs.
At around 4PM, visitors to the site saw a slideshow of teens with 'Breaking Free' from High School Musical playing in the background.

The attackers are said to have hijacked Lenovo's domain record, having the ability to redirect Lenovo.com to a third-party server. In the source code of the hijacked pages, you can find the sentence "the new and improved rebranded Lenovo website featuring Ryan King and Rory Andrew Godfrey."

Both names have been identified as members of Lizard Squad, but it is unclear if they were really behind the attack.

Source:
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126.2.2015 1:17

They should have hit Phony....drop the FLIP15A will you!!!!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2015 @ 1:18

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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227.2.2015 5:47

is there anyone surprised that some hacker has targeted the company after the forced adware with built in security defects came to light?


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327.2.2015 14:22

the thing is all companies have done this time to time look at the time when norton was sending viruses to people to make them think there antivirus cleaned a virus

428.2.2015 2:23

This couldn't have happened to a more deserving company. If reinstalled every version of Windows and it never takes longer than about 30 minutes. Lenovo provides a set of 4 discs that must be inserted and reinserted over and over in order to get not just Windows installed but a terrible amount of Lenovo software all designed to sell you more Lenovo stuff. This causes the simple reinstallation of Win 7 to take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours and in 7 reinstalls has yet to give me one stable installation of Win 7. Promised and paid for tech support is non existent. This is not just on $100 tablets but on $3,000 + notebooks. Lenovo is the sorriest most pathetic company I have ever dealt with. They ship used and damaged recovery discs when they decide to not help with a problem but rather force you to reinstall Windows. I paid for next day on-site service yet the most recent parts replacement left me without a computer for 11 days. All Lenovo would say is it's in the fine print that the next day service only applies if they happen to have the part you need in stock. my notebook is a fairly popular and recent unit and yet no LCD screens or motherboards were available. The only part they had in stock was the replacement keyboard required due to their inept repairman being brutally rough with the notebook. They ignore the warranty agreement yet who is there to enforce it? Plus there is something odd with the identity of Lenovo because it seems to be a Chinese company, IBM still answers the tech line and sends you to the Lenovo extension. Six months has taught me to trust Lenovo about as much as their Chinese overlords.

528.2.2015 9:27

Originally posted by stephen71:
This couldn't have happened to a more deserving company. If reinstalled every version of Windows and it never takes longer than about 30 minutes. Lenovo provides a set of 4 discs that must be inserted and reinserted over and over in order to get not just Windows installed but a terrible amount of Lenovo software all designed to sell you more Lenovo stuff. This causes the simple reinstallation of Win 7 to take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours and in 7 reinstalls has yet to give me one stable installation of Win 7. Promised and paid for tech support is non existent. This is not just on $100 tablets but on $3,000 + notebooks. Lenovo is the sorriest most pathetic company I have ever dealt with. They ship used and damaged recovery discs when they decide to not help with a problem but rather force you to reinstall Windows. I paid for next day on-site service yet the most recent parts replacement left me without a computer for 11 days. All Lenovo would say is it's in the fine print that the next day service only applies if they happen to have the part you need in stock. my notebook is a fairly popular and recent unit and yet no LCD screens or motherboards were available. The only part they had in stock was the replacement keyboard required due to their inept repairman being brutally rough with the notebook. They ignore the warranty agreement yet who is there to enforce it? Plus there is something odd with the identity of Lenovo because it seems to be a Chinese company, IBM still answers the tech line and sends you to the Lenovo extension. Six months has taught me to trust Lenovo about as much as their Chinese overlords.
just get a retail install disc.....bam no more bloatware.

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628.2.2015 9:44

Originally posted by qazwiz:
is there anyone surprised that some hacker has targeted the company after the forced adware with built in security defects came to light?
there's hacking, then there's being an attention whore with a massive ego bordering on a nuisance which is what the lizard fags are all about.

71.3.2015 0:47

My mom bought an Asus Laptop back in November and it came pre-installed with a program called "StormWatch" which is adware/malware.

So Lenovo isn't the only one pre-installing this crap

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