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Sony BMG Copy-protection software scandal

To stop piracy Sony BMG distributed a rootkit program through CDs which created vulnerabilities in OS which were exploited by malware. Facing criticisms, they released an “uninstaller” which only un-hid the program and introduced further security vulnerabilities. The Sony BMG CD copy protection rootkit scandal of 2005–2007 concerns deceptive, illegal, and potentially harmful copy protection […]