McDonald's Subject of New Phishing Scam

Kara Reeder

According to eSecurity Planet, AppRiver is warning of a new phishing campaign that uses a $250 cash reward from fast-food giant McDonald's as a lure to snag customers' personal information. The scam is similar to a Coca-Cola phishing gimmick that we reported on our Network Security Edge site.


The unsolicited e-mails urge would-be victims to complete a five-question survey in return for a $250 cash reward. Submitting the survey sends hackers the victim's personal information and then redirects victims to the real McDonald's corporate website to give them a false sense of security.

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