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Malware sample site
From: mvalsmith () gmail com
Date: 22 Dec 2005 22:04:48 -0000
Just wanted to let you guys know about a new computer security site at
The purpose of this site is to foster collaborative analysis, cataloging and
identification of malware in order to improve defense and awareness.
This was something myself and other colleagues have seen the need for a long
time but could never find anything similar because most malware
collections are either closed lists or corporate non-public collections.
This site is free and open to all.
The basic idea is to have a community site where you can search for malware
based on name or md5sum and get zipped copies.
People can upload their own samples of malware and collaborate on analysis
in a sort of a blog style. (think community commented
disassembles, graphs, ida databases, etc.)
I know there are some problems with the concept such as using md5sums but
its a start and has proven useful already.
I've got some malware collection stuff to help add to the database and I
have a small collection built up over the years
that I am slowly adding as well.
I've started it off with some copies of common stuff like welchia, sobig,
the sony drm rootkit, etc. and some minimal analysis.
This is NOT another Vx'ers site and the purpose isn't to propagate worms or
viruses but rather provide a medium for people to
conduct collaborative defense research with full access to the tools and
We're interested in any feedback, collaborations, and ideas from the
community and have already gotten a ton of response since launching last
have a good one,
- Malware sample site mvalsmith (Dec 27)