Trojan exploits Sony Root kit vulnerability

Sophos, a security firm, reports that it has detected a new Trojan horse that exploits the Sony DRM copy protection found on some of their CDs. If executed, the Troj/Stinx-E Trojan software will install an IRC backdoor which then gives hackers access to the compromised system.

“Despite its good intentions in stopping music piracy, Sony’s DRM copy protection has opened up a vulnerability which hackers and virus writers are now exploiting,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.

Sophos has made a removal tool available for download.

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