Remember the malicious QR codes on Maggi Hot Cup? As it turns out, Maggi was not the only Nestle products that were affected by the rogue codes.
A report by Marketing Magazine Asia points out that such codes have also appeared on some Milo products in the market and our own quick check at a nearby grocery store further prove the legitimacy of the report. The magazine pointed out that at least six Milo products feature the QR code.
As opposed to the codes on Maggi products, the QR code on Milo products that we have checked so far didn’t lead users to a website with malicious contents though (for now). Instead, it points out to codr.my; a barren website that only has the word Hello in it.
Just like what stated in the report, we also found it rather odd that Nestle Malaysia has yet to acknowledge the appearance of the rogue QR code on Milo products as opposed to what they have done with Maggi Hot Cups. Not to forget, that the qr.milo.com.my website address that is stated on these products is not accessible at the moment.
On another hand though, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has recently issued a statement that it has indeed received reports from Nestle regarding the rogue QR codes. However, the agency has nothing much to say regarding the issue at the moment aside from asking members of the public to be cautious when visiting the websites that were linked by these QR codes.