While most of you will brush off Sonys bad fortune, and call it a mistake. Perhaps you need a lesson in what a rootkit is? Well on this page: Sony, Rootkits it tells you what rootkits are, and it explains why they are used in the very first paragraph. Read on to get info on how Sony's rootkit was exposed. Sony knew what they was doing. Yes they are liable because no one in their right mind does business with someone without first checking them out first. So don't baby Sony. For further study read this: searchSecurity.com Definition rootkit Sony got caught pure and simple. This information was not hidden on the internet. it's information that anyone online can find easily. Sony is guilty!