Security Vendors Clueless Over Rootkit Invasion


Long before Mark Russinovich blew the whistle on Sony BMG's use of stealthy, rootkit-style techniques to cloak its DRM scheme, spyware researchers recall seeing traces of the controversial XCP technology on infected Windows machines.

Only one problem—they had no idea what it was.

"People had stumbled across this rootkit months and months ago, but we just couldn't figure out where it was coming from," said Eric Howes, a regular on the anti-spyware forums. "No one was able to connect the dots that led to Sony." Security Vendors Clueless Over Rootkit Invasion

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 16th November 2005 11:28PM