Sony about rootkits: Not many USM-F sticks were sold

New information is available related to the rootkit issue of Sony MicroVault USB sticks including fingerprint reader.

One of the stories is this Computer Weekly article which states:

A Sony spokesperson said: “While relatively small numbers of these models were sold, we are taking the matter seriously and conducting an internal investigation. No customers have reported problems related to situation to date.”

And earlier, F-Secure’s Mikko Hyppönen has reported that this issue has a lot of reasons which make it less serious than Sony BMG’s XCP issue was.