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Lizard Squad says it hacked Lenovo website, and emails were taken

Lizard Squad takes credit for downing Lenovo website, and some emails may have been compromised
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Feb 26, 2015 11:50 am

In retaliation for loading PCs with Superfish adware, the Lizard Squad hacker group reportedly hacked the Lenovo website on Wednesday. Website visitors saw a slideshow of people singing "Breaking Free" into their webcams, instead of the normal Lenovo website.

 

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"We regret any inconvenience that our users may have if they are not able to access parts of our site at this time," Lenovo said in a statement. "We are actively reviewing our network security and will take appropriate steps to bolster our site and to protect the integrity of our users' information."

 

It has been a terrible month for Lenovo, with the company confirming - and apologizing - for its use of Superfish, and then being hacked by the Lizard Squad. The hacker group reportedly used the Webnic.cc domain name registrar, a Malaysian company, to hijack the website's Domain Name System (DNS).

 

Meanwhile, this is the latest high-profile attack by the Lizard Squad, which took credit for taking down the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live networks on Christmas.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com, Reuters.com, Cdn.winbeta.org

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