Conn. AG Launches Lenovo Probe Over Superfish Adware

Law360, Los Angeles (March 2, 2015, 8:42 PM EST) -- Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on Monday announced an investigation into Lenovo Group Ltd. in connection with pre-loaded software that could allow hackers to steal PC users’ personal information.

Letters sent by the attorney general’s office last Friday to both Lenovo and privately held software company Superfish Inc. requested information in order to determine whether the companies violated Connecticut’s laws regarding unfair or deceptive trade practices, the attorney general’s office said.

Jepsen said in a statement released Monday that it was “extremely concerning” that Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, installed the software without customers’ knowledge.

“It is bad enough that...

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