Related link: http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/34
Many people know by now that a Sony BMG copy protected CD provides you with a rootkit that you can use for a number of malicious purposes, including cheating at World of Warcraft (WoW). What I haven’t heard anyone suggest is that Script Kiddies and cheaters were the revenue stream Sony originally had in mind when they produced the copy protection. As this property is becoming better known, consumers are buying the CD simply for the rootkit. Who knew that Sony would compromise the integrity of WoW? Who knew there so much money to be made in exchange for players’ happiness?
Truly shareholder-oriented, aren’t they?