Who can resist the idea of some free, mouth-wateringly good Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips swallowed down with a delicious Strawberry Triple Thick Shake early on a Sunday morning? Nobody who isn't named RoboCop, that's who – and that's how the spammers get you. Now that we've become immune to naked celebs and cheap pharmaceuticals, the bad guys are going for our guts.
The security alert comes courtesy of NakedSecurity, the blog of security firm Sophos. Graham Cluely warns that in the past few days, people across the globe have received an email claiming to be "firstname.lastname@example.org," inviting them to print out the attached invitation card and bring it to "Free Breakfast Day" on an upcoming date. If glaring the grammatical errors and excessive exclamation points in passages like "Every manager will gladly take your card and issue you a tasty dish of Free Day! And remember! Free Day is whole five free dishes!" don't tip you off to the email's dubious nature, you're in for a not-so-tasty surprise: a hot, steamy plateful of the Troj/Bredo-HU trojan.
"In an attempt to fool computer users into believing the file is safe, the EXE file has a Word icon," Cluely warns. The way to a computer user's hard drive is through his stomach, we guess.