Author: Neeraj Thakar

Neeraj Thakar Neeraj Thakar is a security research lead at McAfee Labs, directing the botnet detection taskforce for McAfee Network Security Platform. With an extensive background in enterprise network security management, Neeraj has designed complex security solutions, performed security assessments, and completed high-profile malware and threat analysis. He has designed several malware research infrastructures and security visualization tools, as well as developed the malware analysis automation framework to enhance McAfee’s cloud-based Global Threat Intelligence database. He is an EC-Council Certified Security Analyst. You can follow Neeraj on Twitter @Dah4cker.

One Trojan that just won’t go away is the remote access tool njRAT. Microsoft recently took down a leading domain associated with the malware, but that action did not come off as smoothly as the company hoped. We closely track this remote access tool (RAT) and see a rise in its popularity every year. The […]

One threat has evolved and dominated the threats landscape like no other: botnets. Practically every day a new set of online criminals attempt to exploit users in some way or the other. The best way to stop this threat at the perimeter is to identify its communication channel and block the bot from connecting to […]