As many commenters have observed, the Sony spyware fiasco constitutes world-class lawsuit bait; see here, here and here for more. As dangerous as the ‘cloaked’ spyware may be by itself, the buggy “patch” only made things worse by opening another security hole and creating the potential for an unexpected system crash. It should suprise nobody, then, to hear that the State of Texas AG Greg Abbott has decided to file suit under the state’s anti-spyware law. Expect more.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (home of the famed Godwin) has filed a class action suit in Los Angeles.