Asheer Malhotra

Asheer is a Security Researcher at McAfee. He is actively involved in reverse engineering, malware analysis and network traffic analysis.
This post was written with contributions from the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team.   The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team and McAfee Labs Malware Operations Group have discovered a new global campaign targeting nuclear, defense, energy, and financial companies, based on McAfee® Global Threat Intelligence. This campaign, Operation Sharpshooter, leverages an in-memory implant to download ...
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McAfee Advanced Threat Research analysts have uncovered a global data reconnaissance campaign assaulting a wide number of industries including critical infrastructure, entertainment, finance, health care, and telecommunications. This campaign, dubbed Operation GhostSecret, leverages multiple implants, tools, and malware variants associated with the state-sponsored cyber group Hidden Cobra. The infrastructure currently remains active. In this post, ...
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McAfee Labs recently found a variant of the W97M macro malware downloader that runs the Vawtrak malware. Although W97M usually employs Microsoft Office documents to run malicious Visual Basic scripts that download and run malware, this instance of W97M contains an embedded executable that is dropped onto the file system using a malicious macro. W97M ...
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McAfee Labs has found that the latest Rovnix downloader now comes with the capability to check for the sinkholing of its control servers. This relatively new technique makes it difficult to detect the malware—especially on behavior-based malware detection systems. The malware checks for sinkholing of its control servers before each network communication session and does not ...
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