McDonald's Promotion Serves Up Virus-Infected MP3 Players


As part of a McDonald's Japan promotion, the burger giant, along with Coke, gave away 10,000 MP3 players to those who purchased specially marked cups of Coke. Unfortunately, the MP3 players were infested with QQPass, a piece of spyware, that, once connected to people's PCs, allowed hackers access to passwords and other personal information. McDonald's issued a public apology and a recall for the infected MP3 players. It's unclear whether the company made any restitution for any data lost by those who were infected.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (8)     File: Mobile/Wireless, Promotions, Worst     Oct-16-06  
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jeez, you got all the news i had yesterday ;-)

Posted by: Caffeine Marketing on October 16, 2006 05:23 PM

yeah but u waited till today to post it


Posted by: brent on October 16, 2006 05:26 PM

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Posted by: Steve Hall on October 16, 2006 06:12 PM

Who says McDonald's doesn't know how to do a virus, er, viral?

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Posted by: Spotanatomy on October 17, 2006 09:24 AM

"You deserve a break(in) today..."

Posted by: Winterm00t on October 17, 2006 06:31 PM

talking bout mcdonald's i want to know if anyone can help me out. I really want to know what techniques mcdonal use to maintain communication between its different restaurants and operations throughout the world? and is it designed as a bureaucracy?

Posted by: larrys on October 25, 2006 04:26 PM


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