Monday, October 16, 2006

McDonald's and Coca-Cola's MP3 Players "play" malware

Recently, McDonald's and Coca-Cola joined forces to launch a campaign where they would give away 10,000 self-branded MP3 players. These players were pre-loaded with 10 tunes and... apparently, some delicious malware.

It looks like some of those players also brought a variant of the QQPass family of trojan horses which capture passwords and other personal information when the MP3 player is plugged into the users' PC. The code then proceeds to email the details to the author.

McDonald's has already set up a hot line to answer any questions on this subject. And I bet they will receive a lot of them :-)

From: Engadget

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