Sony CD rootkit reportedly exploited by Trojan

by Andy Oram

Related link: http://www.bitdefender.com/VIRUS-1000058-en--Backdoor.IRC.Snyd.A.html



The BitDefender anti-virus software company reports finding a Trojan in the wild that exploits the notorious rootkit installed by Sony with its CDs to check for copyright violations. BitDefender promotes its own software, of course, to detect the exploit. But whatever is going on out there, it's obvious that Sony's attempt to outsmart its own customers is not a good idea in terms of security--or customer relations.

2 Comments

carlaschroder
2005-11-10 16:28:23
smooth move!
Now that's innovation. Thanks, Sony!
andyo
2005-11-11 09:24:25
And there's a second exploit
BitDefender claims to find another virus targetting Sony:


http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20051110006011&newsLang=en