Sony has been caught in the act of installing malicious spyware on the computers of its loyal music purchasing customers. It seems that certain copy protected CDs from the media giant install un-removeable rootkits when you put them in your PC. turns out that this may break the law in a number of countries as there is no EULA telling the user what is happeneing.
As if that were not bad enough itself, the software masquerades as critical parts of the windows OS so that even nowse users would not try to remove it.
Read the complete article by Mark Russinovich analysing the nasty little tactics that Sony are now using here .
Updated 11 Nov 05: The first exploit taking advange of the Sony spyware is now in the wild. You have been warned!