It Looks Like Lizard Squad Hacked Lenovo

By Adam Clark Estes on at

If you happened to visit Lenovo.com last night you might've seen a random teen with an amazing haircut, wearing a headset and posing for a webcam. This was no accident. It looks like the Lizard Squad hacked in and took over the homepage. It's a pretty funny hack, honestly.

It Looks Like Lizard Squad Hacked Lenovo

As with any hack, it's hard to know exactly what happened so soon after the incident. Twitter lit up with reports of Lenovo's website being defaced a little before 10pm. A few minutes later, though, many of us at the Gizmodo squad weren't able to access the hacked page. However, one editor did and captured this screenshot:

It Looks Like Lizard Squad Hacked Lenovo

We were able to confirm the takeover by access a cached page via Google. In the source code, we found links to all of the images that were being displayed as a slideshow on Lenovo.com, while the song 'Breaking Free' from High School Musical played in the background.

There's also a link to a Lizard Squad Twitter account: @LizardCircle. The account doesn't take direct credit for the attack, but it does acknowledge it. The Lizard Squad also tweeted this a few hours before the attack:

The apparent attack on Lenovo comes less than a week after the computer company was caught installing adware that could steal private data on its laptops. This was a pretty evil thing to do, and Lenovo quickly released a tool to remove the adware. Nevertheless, Lenovo pissed off a lot of people, including some Lizard Squad pranksters. We've contacted Lenovo for more information about the incident.

GIF by Adam Clark Estes via Lenovo.com / Screenshot via Meg Neal