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Lenovo Hit By DNS Attack

The primary website for Lenovo was briefly redirected in the afternoon of Feb. 25, due to what appears to be a hack of the Domain Name Service (DNS) records for the lenovo.com website.

DNS lookup of the lenovo.com domain by eWEEK at 5:20 PM EST showed that the hacked site title and description was still in place as well as a new entry for who controls the netblock where lenovo.com is hosted. CloudFlare is identified in the lookup as being the netblock owner for lenovo.com as of February 25, running on a Linux based nginx Web server.

"It appears their registrar account was compromised and DNS was pointed to us," Matthew Prince, CEO of CloudFlare told eWEEK. "As soon as we were made aware we locked the associated account and reached out to Lenovo to assist them with regaining control of their domain."

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Lenovo.com Hacked, but Soon Restored After Intervention by CloudFlare

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.