Sony Rootkit Sleuth to Join Class Action Suit

The security researcher whose examination of anti-piracy software included on many Sony BMG music CDs sparked a public firestorm has been hired as an expert witness in a nationwide class-action lawsuit against the company, Security Fix has learned.

Mark Russinovich of Sysinternals will be joining the legal team led by New York attorney Scott Kamber, who filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Sony BMG and First4Internet, the British company that produced the anti-piracy software. (This may be nothing, but First4Internet's Web site is looking rather Spartan at the moment.) Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

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