Anti-virus company run by former hacker

Start-up security firm Anvisoft was founded by a former Chinese hacker.

Forum users made the discovery when questioning the legitimacy of the anti-virus vendor, security blogger Brian Krebs said.

“Anvisoft had already been whitelisted by several other anti-virus and security products, but the discussion thread on Malwarebytes about who was running this company was inconclusive, prompting me to dig deeper,” Krebs said. Anvisoft was based in Chengdu, China, and found three other hosted domains at the IP address that were originally registered to ‘wth rose' who he linked to the infamous Chinese hacker ‘Wicked Rose' (a.k.a. ‘Withered Rose'), real name Tan Dailin.