This time around Sony decided to compromise your system via the Micro Vault flash drive with fingerprint verification. The rootkit installs itself as a driver in order to hide a directory which stores the fingerprint recognition program. Sounds fine right? Too bad it will hide any directory the software is run from which means that malicious stuff can hide itself in the same place and slip under the radar of anti virus programs . Sony is blaming a Taiwanese company for the shoddy software but this is definitely another blow to their dwindling reputation.
Another Sony rootkit worms its way to the surface [Arstechnica]