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Sony Numbers Add Up to Trouble

Saturday, January 1, 2005

Abstract

"More than half a million networks, including military and government sites, were likely infected by copy restriction software distributed by Sony on a handful of its CDs, according to a statistical analysis of domain servers conducted by a well-respected security researcher and confirmed by independent experts recently. Each installation of Sony's rootkit not only hides itself and rewrites systems drivers, it also communicates back out to Sony."

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