'McDonald's Free Dinner Day' emails lead to scareware

Researchers from BitDefender have intercepted a currently ongoing spamvertised campaign impersonating McDonald's.

Researchers from BitDefender have intercepted a currently ongoing spamvertised campaign impersonating McDonald's.

Upon downloading the executing the invitation_card_0541.zip attachment, users are exposed to a scareware variant currently detected as Trojan.FakeAV.LSX.

Sample subject: We invite everyone to the day of free food

Sample attachment: invitation_card_0541.zip

Sample message: McDonald's invites you to The Free Dinner Day which will take place on 27 June, 2011, in every cafe of ours.

Free Day's Menu! - Doube Quarter Pounder with Cheese - Chichen Selects Premium Breast Strips - Side Salad - Vanilla Triple Thick Shake - McCafe Caramel Mocha

Print the invitation card attached to the letter and show it at the cash desk of any of our restaurants. Every manager will gladly take your card anad issue you a tasty dish of Free Day. And remember! Free Day is a while five free dishes!

Thank you for your credence. We really appreciate it.

Users are advised not to interact with suspicious emails, or spam emails in general.

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