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Submission + - Cylance Accused of Distributing Fake Malware Samples to Customers to Close Deals (arstechnica.com)

nyman19 writes: Ars Technica reports how security vendor Cylance has been distributing non-functioning malware samples to prospective customers in order to "close sales by providing files that other products wouldn't detect."

According to the report: “A systems engineer at a large company was evaluating security software products when he discovered something suspicious. One of the vendors [Cylance] had provided a set of malware samples to test—48 files in an archive stored in the vendor's Box cloud storage account...Curious, the engineer took a closer look at the files in question—and found that seven weren't malware at all.”

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