[plug] [OT] Sony malware on Windows

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Thu Nov 17 13:38:53 WST 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 12:52 +0800, Ben Jensz wrote:
> Little bit behind the times there, been a fair bit of stuff happening in 
> relation to it in the last week or so. :)
> There has been a virus released that exploits the hidden files 
> functionality of the "rootkit", a lawsuit against Song BMG over the 
> issue, Microsoft have classed it as malicious software and Sony are now 
> recalling all of the CDs and will be setting up an exchange program for 
> ones already purchased.
> More here:  
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/16/sony_withdraws_xcp_cds/ (with 
> links to the other articles at the bottom)
> / Ben
This IS fun. Thanks for the link. I also found this:
which talks about Sonys DRM, and has instructions from Suncomm (the DRM
writer) about how to get around it ...  WTF?

Anyway, I HAVE been a bit behind. I love the thought of a virus that
uses their "rootkit". As someone who is TOTALLY non-involved, it's like
watching the Simpsons. I'm sure people who administer Windows for a
living feel different. ;-)

Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au>
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