North Korean antivirus software uses decade old pirated scan engine

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With a name like ‘SiliVaccine’ you could be forgiven it’s something your doctor would give you if you were worried about turning into a clown. But in fact this is North Korea’s home grown antivirus product. Check Point Software has obtained and analyzed a rare copy of the software and discovered key components of its source code to be identical to a 10-year old copy of Trend Micro’s AV software. Analysis has also uncovered that SiliVaccine is designed to allow a specific malware signature to pass undetected to users, and an update patch for the software contained JAKU malware, which…

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