A number of reports have recently emerged which stated that the QR code printed on Maggi Hot Cup labels didn’t bring users to Maggi’s official website. Instead, it would lead users to a website with unsafe contents.
Located at madlabs.com.my which apparently belonged to a company in Damansara Perdana, there is nothing harmful regarding the general contents within the website. Unfortunately, the site would then redirect users to the external malicious website a few seconds after the site is loaded.
The contents of these malicious websites vary from one to another including software download, adult contents, and misleading information. When we visited the Mad Labs website directly through the address above, similar behavior also happened.
Hence, we wonder if the redirection was purposely done by Mad Labs team or the site has been injected with malicious codes without the knowledge of Mad Labs. Nevertheless, Nestle Malaysia has officially reported this incident to the authorities, so let’s see what’s will happen next.