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Trend Micro warns of McDonald’s gift card spam on Twitter

Posted: January 5, 2012 12:20 pm
By: - Information Security  

Security experts at Trend Micro are warning users to be on their guard after they discovered yet another Twitter spam campaign, this time using fast food giant McDonalds as a lure.

Designed to cash-in on the trend for giving ‘gift cards’ to friends and family during the festive season, this scam uses the hashtag #mcdonalds gift card and shortened URLs to trick users into clicking through to a dodgy link, according to Trend Micro fraud analyst Cris Lumague.

“McDonald’s is a globally well-known fast food chain that, like many other establishments, do offer certificates and vouchers for patrons who would like to give these as gifts or rewards,” he explained on the TrendLabs Malware blog.

Read more here: Trend Micro warns of McDonald’s gift card spam on Twitter