On October 31 of 2005, users discovered that Sony BMG distributed hazardous software on their copy-protected CDs called a Root Kit.
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Schneier on Security: "Sony's DRM Rootkit: The Real Story"
Opinions by Bruce Schneier on Sony's "hubris" and non-disclosure. (November 17, 2005)
The Register: First Trojan using Sony DRM spotted
Article by John Leyden covers the virus related security implications of the root kits. (November 10, 2005)
PC World: Sony Uncloaks Hidden DRM Code
Article by Robert McMillan discussing the official release of a patch. (November 04, 2005)
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