The Shame about Sony

Sony decided it would be a really neat idea to install destructive, impossible to remove without reformatting, rootkits on their CDs. They were curious as to what people listened to, and how. It didn’t work out well.

But there is a silver-lining here, at least for Sony. They’ve settled with two states for a paltry $1.5 million, and it sounds like bureaucrats have set up the standard hoops aflame for you to jump through to see if you are entitled to any of the dough.

I wonder just how many people had their computers trashed before the rootkit fiasco went public…

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