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Infamous Chinese Hacker Heading Antivirus Firm?

Ian Lamont (1116549) writes | about 2 years ago

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Ian Lamont writes "Brian Krebs has uncovered evidence that Anvisoft, a Chinese antivirus startup, may be operated by Tan Dailin, a notorious Chinese hacker known as "Wicked Rose" or "Withered Rose". In 2006, Tan was allegedly the leader of a Chinese government-sponsored team called NCPH (short for Network Crack Program Hacker) that took advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word to conduct attacks against an unnamed U.S. military organization. Krebs used DNS records, Google Translate, and other tools to make the connection, but acknowledges that it could be a coincidence or hoax. He concludes:

"Anvisoft may in fact be a legitimate company, with a legitimate product; and for all I know, it is. But until it starts to answer some basic questions about who’s running the company, this firm is going to have a tough time gaining any kind of credibility or market share."

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