Sony DRM rootkit hacked, drawing lawsuits

Friday, 11 November 2005, 2:24 AM EST

A new copy-protection scheme Sony BMG has shipped on a selection of music CDs is beginning to draw lawsuits on behalf of music listeners around the world—and, now, reports are surfacing that the rootkit-like software has been hacked to serve as a delivery mechanism for a new Windows virus.

By Geoff Duncan at Designtechnica.

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