Florida Leads Nation in Sony Rootkit Victims

Security researcher Dan Kaminsky released new information at the Shmoocon 2006 hacker conference on Friday showing the U.S. states with the most computer networks hosting machines that remain infected by flawed anti-piracy software automatically installed by some music CDs produced by Sony BMG.

According to Kaminsky's research -- which relied on methods Security Fix detailed in a previous blog post on this topic -- Florida leads the nation with 12,588 networks hosting computers that show signs of having the software installed on them. Kaminsky found some 9,719 networks with infected hosts in California, 7,962 in Massachusetts, and 6,310 in New Jersey. Virginia was ninth on the list with 3,362 infected networks. Maryland has at least 527, and the District of Columbia came in last with just 99 affected networks. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 15th January 2006 10:00PM