Sony BMG Rootkit Scandal: 10 Years Later

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- Page 1/2:
http://www.networkworld.com/article/2998251/malware-cybercrime/sony-bmg-rootkit-scandal-10-years-later.html

- Page 2/2:
http://www.networkworld.com/article/2998251/malware-cybercrime/sony-bmg-rootkit-scandal-10-years-later.html?page=2

- Archived pages 1 & 2:
https://archive.is/4TrDq
https://archive.is/uwL2M

Historical posts by Bruce Schneier, blog posts which contain a vast resource of information shared by his open community in which anyone can post - more technical and polite than most discussion forums!

We remember the rootkit:

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/sonys_drm_rootk.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/sony_secretly_i_1.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/the_sony_rootki.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/more_on_sonys_d.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/still_more_on_s_1.html
https://www.schneier.com/essays/archives/2005/11/real_story_of_the_ro.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/02/lessons_from_th.html
https://www.schneier.com/essays/archives/2006/05/everyone_wants_to_ow.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/05/who_owns_your_c.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/12/reacting_to_the.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/06/the_failure_of_3.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/12/more_data_on_at.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/surveillance_an.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/surveillance_an.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/03/faking_hardware.html
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/07/federal_agents_1.html

* New Slashdot Story (10/28/2015):

- Revisiting the Infamous Sony BMG Rootkit Scandal 10 Years Later
http://it.slashdot.org/story/15/10/28/1829203/revisiting-the-infamous-sony-bmg-rootkit-scandal-10-years-later

= Old Slashdot stories on the topic:

http://it.slashdot.org/story/05/10/31/2016223/sony-drm-installs-a-rootkit
http://games.slashdot.org/story/05/11/07/1221209/sony-rootkit-phones-home
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/05/11/10/0024259/california-class-action-suit-sony-over-rootkit-drm
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/05/11/17/2140208/real-story-of-the-rogue-rootkit
http://it.slashdot.org/story/05/11/29/1823212/sony-warned-weeks-ahead-of-rootkit-flap
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/05/11/13/1419206/sonys-eula-worse-than-its-rootkit
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/07/07/12/1256258/sony-sues-rootkit-maker
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/05/11/02/1421250/more-on-sonys-drm-rootkit
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/07/12/17/0314218/a-legal-analysis-of-the-sony-bmg-rootkit-debacle
http://it.slashdot.org/story/06/01/17/1512245/sony-rootkit-still-a-problem
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/05/11/18/2010224/sony-amazon-detail-rootkit-cd-buybacks
http://news.slashdot.org/story/05/11/17/1350209/dvd-jons-code-in-sony-rootkit
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/05/12/22/160206/sony-drm-installed-even-when-eula-declined
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/05/11/11/064215/sony-music-cds-contain-mac-drm-software-too

= Related:

http://it.slashdot.org/story/07/03/04/1511210/hacker-defeats-hardware-based-rootkit-detection
http://it.slashdot.org/story/07/05/31/187219/a-look-at-bsd-rootkits
http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/04/15/1327247/the-rootkit-arsenal
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/07/07/17/199223/will-security-firms-detect-police-spyware
http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/05/04/0024202/antivirus-firms-wont-co-operate-with-pc-hacking-dutch-police
http://linux.slashdot.org/story/12/11/20/1733237/new-linux-rootkit-emerges
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/03/12/1738237/how-the-nsa-plans-to-infect-millions-of-computers-with-malware

Re: 10 years is a long time (Score: 2, Insightful)

by wootery@pipedot.org on 2015-11-10 00:56 (#T38R)

The cynic in me thinks it's important that Sony be beaten over the head with this thing until kingdom come. It's just a shame this story never spread far beyond tech circles.

The rootkit scandal isn't a small matter. It's a serious act of irresponsible anti-consumer behaviour, and not one to be forgotten. Ideally someone would have gone to prison for it, but no. It seems reasonable to at least continue to hold a grudge about it, even, yes, after 10 whole years.
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