Chinese mobile security provider NetQin (NYSE: NQ) today announced the opening of the NetQin Security Research Center based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Security Research Center will focus specifically on identifying and monitoring mobile security threats that could impact consumers.
The NetQin Security Research Center is led by Jiang Xuxian, who was appointed chief scientist at NetQin in September 2011. Jiang is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department and a core member of the Cyber Defense Lab at North Carolina State University. NetQin and Jiang have already co-discovered several high-risk mobile viruses in the U.S. including GingerMaster, DroidDeluxe, and the latest variant of DroidKungFu. Earlier this week, the NetQin Security Research Center announced the discovery of two new threats targeting the alternative Android market in China: DroidCoupon and AnServerBot, which researchers believe rivals the Geinimi malware in sophistication and severity.