If it’s American, if it’s an egregious affront to the average consumer… hell, we’ll post it! But that is not to say that we don’t shower our love upon our readers from further-off climes. Heck, I’m a swarthily tanned, nut-brown native of a far off clime myself… Ireland!
So this just in, for our readers from the Rising Sun, or merely our readers from the You! Ess! Ay! McDonald’s — that most American of companies — recently had a contest in Japan, giving away free MP3 players. Sounds swell.
The problem? They’re all infected with spyware. They are loaded with the QQpass, a dose of dangerous malware that transmits your username, passwords and other information.
McDonald’s seems appropriately embarrassed and has set up a 24 hour helpline for people who just bricked their computer and sent all their details to hackers through spyware. But, you know, a little bit too little, a little bit too late.