ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperBusiness /TechnologyEconomyPolicy WatchChina DataCompaniesMarketsIndustriesViewMotoringTechGreen ChinaConnecticut launches probe into Lenovo use of Superfish software(Agencies)Updated:2015-03-03 13:14Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallLenovo tablets and mobile phones are displayed during a news conference on the companys annual results in Hong Kong May 23, 2013.[Photo/Agencies]Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsens office said on Monday it has launched an investigation into Lenovo Group Ltds sales of laptops pre-loaded with Superfish software, which the US government last month warned made users vulnerable to cyber attacks.The office said that Jepsen last week sent letters to Lenovo, the worlds biggest personal computer maker, and privately held software maker Superfish asking them to provide information, including contracts and emails that discuss their partnership.
Reports that the pre-loaded software tracks users web searching and browsing for advertising purposes are “alarming revelations” that suggest Lenovo may have “seriously undermined computer users online security and privacy,” Jepsen said in his Feb 27 letter to Lenovo.
A Lenovo spokesman said the company has seen Jepsens letter “and will cooperate in responding to the query.”
Superfish has not yet received the letter but expects to cooperate fully with the investigation, according to an email from a spokeswoman.
Other state attorneys general also may look into the situation. A spokeswoman for North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said that office is concerned and “monitoring” the situation.8.03KRelated StoriesHacking group blamed for Lenovo cyber attackLenovo expands in AfricaTop 5 smartphone makers in the worldLenovo wants larger US shareMergers boost Lenovo Q4 revenueLenovo stays in black despite Motorola buyPhotoTitan robot entertains visitors in Shenzhen10 European countries applying to join AIIB10 industrial sectors of the China Manufacturing 2025 strategyTech tycoons take on innovation in BFAWorld leaders open Boao Forum for Asia 2015Drought hits Chinas Shandong provinceChina Economy By NumbersChina Economy by Numbers – Dec China Economy by Numbers – Nov NewsmakerPrinting the future Catalyst for business transformationMost ViewedTodays Top NewsIsrael requests to join Asian Infrastructure Investment BankChinese stocks rebound on April 1China, the West in Africa: more room for cooperation than competitionNanjing cuts taxi franchise feesAir China increases flights to Milan, ParisJD.com raises delivery chargesVeteran corporate strategist upbeat about China economyLOreal China sales revenue up 7.7% in 2014Hot TopicsFiat SpA Peugeot SA Taxi app Internet finance Housing price Disneyland 12306.cn WeChatEditors PicksTop 10 best employers in China When Microsoft meets Chinas “Internet Plus” 10 European nations applying to join AIIB Top 9 hot-selling foreign products for Chinese babies SpecialsBoao Forum For Asia 2015China Development Forum 2015CEO roundtable: new normal& strategies…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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