Lenovo Hit With Class Suit Over PCs' Preloaded Spyware

Law360, Los Angeles (February 20, 2015, 6:45 PM EST) -- A Lenovo Group Ltd. unit was slapped with a putative class action in California federal court on Thursday claiming the company installed malicious software on computers it sold that allows remote monitoring of Internet activity in violation of state and federal privacy laws.

Plaintiff Jessica N. Bennett accuses Lenovo of pre-installing “spyware” software made by Superfish Inc., also named as a defendant in the class action, in new computers which resulted in computer slowdowns, increased bandwidth and memory usage, annoying pop-ups and interception of personal information.

“Defendants’ installation of Superfish on plaintiff’s computer and the interception of confidential information violated several...

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February 19, 2015