The official website of world’s largest PC maker was hacked earlier Wednesday allegedly by Lizard Squad.
Hackers left a deface page containing slideshow images of a teen along with “Breaking Free” from High School musical as page’s background.
This is probably the worst time for Lenovo to have their site hacked amid SuperFish Malware scandal where the company was found shipping laptops prepackaged with malware that makes users more vulnerable to hackers, all for the sake of serving them with advertisements.
When the slideshow was clicked it redirected users to Lizard Squad official Twitter account. While viewing the source code of hacked Lenovo site, the source code was something like “the new and improved rebranded Lenovo website featuring Ryan King and Rory Andrew Godfrey.”
Rory Andrew Godfrey and Ryan King were claimed to be members of Lizard Squad by Brian Krebs.
It seems the hackers used DNS hijacking technique to redirect users to CloudFlare rather than Lenovo’s website. Users on mobile phones were able to view the original version of the site, but those on PC were redirected.
At the time of publishing this article, Lenovo’s website was restored.