|Hackers Use Sony BMG to Hide on PCs|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 15:37:10 -0600
A computer security firm said on Thursday it had discovered the first|
virus that uses music publisher Sony BMG's controversial CD
copy-protection software to hide on PCs and wreak havoc.
Under a subject line containing the words "Photo approval," a hacker
When recipients click on an attachment, they install malware, which
"This leaves Sony in a real tangle. It was already getting bad press
Later on Thursday, security software firm Symantec Corp. also
Sony BMG's spokesman John McKay in New York was not immediately
The music publishing venture of Japanese electronics conglomerate Sony
When the CD is played on a Windows personal computer, the software
The software sparked a class action lawsuit against Sony in California
Sophos said it would have a tool to disable the copy protection
Sony BMG made a patch available on its Web site on Tuesday that rids a
The patch does not disable the copy protection itself.
The Sony copy-protection software does not install itself on Macintosh
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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