Hey guys, so I work pre-press and I set up client artwork for a packaging printing company and something freaky has been happening to the QR codes whenever we put them into drop box
The QR codes are supposed to go to the client websites but recently the QR codes appear to alter while in the drop box after we approve them for print and then right before it’s sent to print (so it’s not caught by us, and our production team isn’t trained to triple check the artwork). And it uh… redirects to a porn website, not cool.
We suspect an ex-employee is sabotaging us (we’ve upgraded security) but i was wondering if it might be some… complicated virus?
It only happens to one of our computers, so it seems like someone is framing him, but there is absolutely no reason for an ex-employee to do that, he’s a nice guy. Which makes me also think maybe there’s some kind of… malicious program on his computer??? I’m pretty sure it’s too complicated and specific for a robot, but what do i know about that?
Looking into the version history in drop box it does appear that the original file is deleted and then reuploaded with a naughty file. The IP address is not far from our location at all, appears to be a public library.
If it is some crazy advanced virus, does anyone know what to do?? If it’s a saboteur does anyone know what to do??? Change your passwords often people!!
even if this doesn’t get solved, it’s kind of a funny story. We’ve lost thousands of dollars, but it’s still kind of hilarious.