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Lenovo Startpage Pushed Angler

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Lenovo Startpage Pushed Angler

Unread postby capnkrunch » March 24th, 2016, 6:08 pm

Based on upstream detection reports from our customers… it appears that a Lenovo related website was compromised on March 13th. For some (relatively short) period of time, the portal site “startpage.lenovo.com” redirected visitors towards the infamous Angler exploit kit – a source of no small amount of crypto-ransomware.

Source: F-Secure
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Re: Lenovo Startpage Pushed Angler

Unread postby NonSuch » March 25th, 2016, 12:45 pm

That's terrible. I'm certainly glad to hear the breach was quickly discovered and addressed.
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Re: Lenovo Startpage Pushed Angler

Unread postby capnkrunch » March 29th, 2016, 7:31 pm

Yes, they responded well it seems like. It's important to remember that no website is immune from being compromised so response is very important to consider.

That said, I think Lenovo comes out of this looking worse than other vendors would have given their spotty security record over the past year or so.
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Re: Lenovo Startpage Pushed Angler

Unread postby Gary R » March 30th, 2016, 8:23 am

Yes, Lenovo do not exactly have a good record when it comes to matters of computer security, and as things stand I would be loath to recommend them to anyone.
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