Via Slashdot :
Overpeer, the organization responsible for seeding many peer to peer networks with damaged, corrupt and fake files has now found a way of hiding spyware and adware inside Windows Media files by using a DRM loophole and is using this technique to further pollute p2p networks.
“Imagine Best Buy rent-a-cops torching your apartment building because they’re getting even with you for shoplifting some CD s.” This is like police officers randomly laying down spike strips in the road to stop speeders, and no one would tolerate that. No wonder we do not feel sorry for them.
And in the state of Minnesota this is a gross â€œmisdemeanor, punishable for up to $5000 and up to 90 days in the clink for every instance of deliberate malware causing loss or damage to a computer.â€