Spyware infection prompts McDonalds MP3 recall


McDonalds Japan has launched a recall after discovering that MP3 players it offered as a prize were loaded with a particularly nasty strain of malware. Up to 10,000 people might have been exposed to the problem after claiming a Flash MP3 player pre loaded with ten tunes and a variant of the QQpass spyware Trojan.

Punters received the contaminated gift after purchasing a large drink form the fast-food chain in Japan and submitting a serial number contained on the beverage holder as part of a competition, sponsored by McDonalds and Coca-cola. Spyware infection prompts McDonalds MP3 recall | The Register

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 16th October 2006 10:16PM