Lenovo reportedly banned by MI6, CIA, and other spy agencies over fear of Chinese hacking


Beijing-based computer maker Lenovo has reportedly been blacklisted for years by spy agencies worldwide, as concerns about government-sanctioned Chinese hacking persist. According to the Australian Financial Review, Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and the US have all rejected Lenovo machines for their top-secret networks since the mid-2000s, though the computers can be used for lower-security tasks that don’t involve sensitive information. Sources say that British intelligence agency research found “back-door” hardware and vulnerable firmware in Lenovo products, leading them to warn that the company could pose a security threat in light of its ties to the Chinese government.

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