As if Lenovo wasn t already struggling stirring away the bad press over the Superfish debacle, the company s website got hacked earlier this morning. Some visitors of the website were greeted with what looked like webcam capture of a bored teenager sitting in a bedroom listening to the song Breaking Free from an old Disney movie. While the company is yet to acknowledge the hack and state the cause, the hack attack is possibly in retaliation for the piece of adware Lenovo shipped with its computers. Also Read - Facebook denies third party caused today's outageAlso Read - Lizard Squad claims responsibility for taking down Facebook, Instagram and Tinder
While we wait a response from the company, buried in the source code of the website is a comment that says, “The new and improved rebranded Lenovo website featuring Ryan King and Rory Andrew Godfrey.” King and Godfrey are reportedly connected to the Lizard Squad group, a hacking group which you may remember for botching up Xbox Live and PSN on the Christmas Eve last year. Also Read - Facebook and Instagram are back up after a brief outage
Jonathan Zdziarski (@JZdziarski) February 25, 2015
The company has been under fire ever since it was revealed that many of its recent laptops were shipped with the Superfish adware. The world’s largest PC vendor has issued a public apology and released a tool and how-to guide to remove Superfish from affected computers. At the time of writing, Lenovo.com was down with maintenance work.
We ve reached out to Lenovo and will update the story as we hear back. More on this as it develops.