The service allows users to share malware samples, download samples from the repository and implements searching features. Users could search for a specific malware family and filter malware using Hashes and TAGS.
“As many IT-security researchers, I’m heavily using public available information (OSINT) for hunting down new cyber threats. OSINT is a great resource for this threat intelligence! However, I often get confronted with a simple but severe problem: malware samples referenced in blog posts,
The service allows users to access information about malware samples distributed via
The idea behind MalwareBaazar is to make it easy the circulation of malware samples in the community, and make it for free instead of using paid services.
“This was the motivation for launching MalwareBazaar: A malware corpus where IT-security researchers can easily share malware samples with the community without hitting download restrictions all the time or having to pay expensive subscription fees,” abuse
Unlike VirusTotal, MalwareBazaar does not implement a multi anti-virus scanner, but allows anyone to download submitted samples, for free (VirusTotal makes submitted files available to paying customers only).
Unlike VirusTotal, MalwareBazaar does not accept benign files.
“VirusTotal is a great resource for
MalwareBazaar follows a different approach: