[ISN] Cisco ships Mexican drug runner music on VPN CD

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 03:38:51 -0500 (CDT)

By John Leyden 
The Register
9th October 2008 

A sysadmin looking to set up a VPN network was surprised to discover 
that a Cisco installation CD contained Mexican music instead of security 
software. Cisco has acknowledged the issue and said that affected 
customers will be offered replacement CDs.

Instead of the intended software, some CDs shipped to Cisco customers 
featured 12 tracks of Mexican music, including Narco Corridos tunes from 
Diego 'El Compa' Rivas. Narco Corridos songs often celebrate drug 
running, and are popular in northern Mexico but derided by some as a 
"cancer that is killing Mexican music".

The tracks seem to be poor-quality bootleg remixes of the sort typically 
created by wannabe DJs, and how these MP3s got onto software 
installation CDs is unclear. Perhaps somebody in a factory making the 
CDs pressed the wrong button on a production line computer that had also 
been used for illegal downloads.


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