Lenovo’s startpage served Teslacrypt ransomware

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Lenovo’s startpage served Teslacrypt ransomware[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/03/myce-lenovo-startpage-95x75.gif[/newsimage]

Lenovo’s startpage served malicious code that tried to infect visitors with ransomware. The affected page is startpage.lenovo.com which contains news, weather information and games.

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#2

Lenovo why am I not suprised…goes from BIOS bloatware to Ransomware could it get any lower???


#3

It is only natural that a hacker would choose to hack an OEM default startpage as it is an easy way to get to a large number of computers.

We have seen the same happening to facebook/other social networks and online auctions before.


#4

Given their track record of pre-installing malware on their computers, I think we should keep an open mind about this.

Was their web site hacked? Or are Lenovo exploring alternative revenue streams? ;):bigsmile:


#5

[QUOTE=Ibex;2770276]Given their track record of pre-installing malware on their computers, I think we should keep an open mind about this.

Was their web site hacked? Or are Lenovo exploring alternative revenue streams? ;):bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

Good one


#6

Ibex: given Lenovo’s actions, I certainly wouldn’t put this question past Lenovo. After all, Lenovo seems to love infecting its customers’ computers with malware. Their UEFI malware seems especially horrible, since UEFIs are extremely difficult to disinfect/replace.