For those of you who listen to my podcast, know that I've been following the details on the "Scandal" (for lack of a better word) Sony Copy Protected CDs containing the XCP rootkit. These CDs were only supposed to be distributed in the USA, although there's been reports of numerous infections in the UK and other places.
The BBC News website as well as others indicated that Sony announced that they are recalling titles with the XCP copy protect rootkit, existing copies off store shelves. Sony released a tool that removes the rootkit from computers, however there've been problems with this, so there's also rumor that Sony may be offering a swap for customers that already own a copy of the CD with the rootkit.
There are 20 CD titles known to contain the rootkit; they are:
- Trey Anastasio - Shine
- Celine Dion - On ne Change Pas
- Neil Diamond - 12 Songs
- Our Lady Peace - Healthy in Paranoid Times
- Chris Botti - To Love Again
- Van Zant - Get Right with the Man
- Switchfoot - Nothing is Sound
- The Coral - The Invisible Invasion
- Acceptance - Phantoms
- Susie Suh - Susie Suh
- Amerie - Touch
- Life of Agony - Broken Valley
- Horace Silver Quintet - Silver's Blue
- Gerry Mulligan - Jeru
- Dexter Gordon - Manhattan Symphonie
- The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity
- The Dead 60s - The Dead 60s
- Dion - The Essential Dion
- Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
- Ricky Martin - Life
If you own one of these CDs, and would like a swap. Please call your local retailer, and inquire about a replacement.