Chicago (IL) – Members of a former software cracking group have discovered that audio files created with one of its cracked programs are distributed with each copy of the Windows XP operating system, possibly exposing Microsoft to a large-scale copyright infringement lawsuit.
The content in question can be found on every computer with Windows XP as operating system installed. Nine WAV audio files located in the folder ” “Help\Tours\WindowsMediaPlayer\Audio\Wav” in the Windows installation directory include a signature of “Deepz0ne”, a member of former cracking group “Radium”. If the files are opened not with an audio player, but with a HEX editor or simply in Windows’ own text editor Notepad, the last line displays as “000-04-06 IENG Deepz0ne ISFT Sound Forge 4.5”.[/quote:82710b9fee]