Sony Settles BMG Rootkit Scandal with Two States
Sony BMG has settled cases with California and Texas that were brought following the revelation that some of the label's CDs came with rootkit software that automatically installed itself onto users' Windows PCs, allowing Sony BMG and other hackers to monitor and even seize control of users' computers.
Each state will receive $750,000 in civil penalties and costs. I'm not clear on how that money is supposed to make it to people who's computers were damaged by one of these CDs (maybe another "fried egg"-style public relations campaign... "this is your PC on Sony?"). Listening Post
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