Author: Jim Walter

Jim Walter Jim Walter is the Director of Advanced Threat Research for Intel Security. The Advanced Threat Research team focuses on critical platform security issues (BIOS, Firmware, Secure Boot, etc.) as well as core areas such as virtualization, crypto, IoT, and mobile communications. His threat intelligence team focuses on new threat research as well as the cataloging and maintenance of vulnerabilities and associated countermeasures. Jim has been with McAfee for more than 16 years and works extensively with the internal sales and support teams to provide knowledge and guidance around emerging threats. His global team generates Security Advisories, countermeasure/detector feeds, Global Threat Intelligence apps, podcasts and more.

On April 8, the takedown operation for the polymorphic botnet known as Beebone successfully concluded. This action redirected traffic from infected hosts to a sinkhole operated by the Shadowserver Foundation. In addition to halting additional infections and the continued morphing of the W32/Worm-AAEH worm, the sinkhole allows McAfee Labs and other partners in the takedown […]

Tracking and disrupting the crime ring behind a polymorphic botnet.  On April 8, global law enforcement, with the assistance of Intel Security/McAfee, took down the Beebone botnet, which propagates a particularly tricky polymorphic worm. Law enforcement and criminals often act like predators and prey, each evolving and adapting, trying to gain an advantage. A few […]

Several global law enforcement agencies—with assistance from Intel Security—this week successfully dismantled the “Beebone” botnet behind a polymorphic worm known by Intel Security as W32/Worm-AAEH. The purpose of this worm is to facilitate downloading other malware, including ZBot banking password stealers, Necurs and ZeroAccess rootkits, Cutwail spambots, fake antivirus, and ransomware. The worm spreads quickly […]

Can we really trust cloud computing? Or perhaps more importantly do you trust the cloud? And does the perceived lack of transparency, combined with recent negative headlines, impact future investments in cloud computing? In conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance, we have prepared a survey to gain a better understanding of the perceived trust within […]

Time to wind down the Barcelona adventure, and onto Milan now!  This week we have announced some remarkable partnerships within the mobile industry ranging from the biggest handset OEMs, infrastructure providers and mobile network operators. These deep relationships have been established in almost every corner of the mobile ecosystem and we’re all agreed on one […]