We've been waiting for this moment for a long time.
Since we started developing Cuckoo Sandbox, we always had the goal to provide an easy-to-use service for the community to leverage the open source technology we've been building and share the knowledge on threats to the public. We launched Malwr in January 2012 and we got huge response from our users and it steadily grew to be one of the prevalent online malware analysis service. If you're not familiar with it, it basically consist in a live Cuckoo Sandbox instance with a friendly interface that allows you to leverage the collected data and the contributions from the rest of the community.
More than one year later, we're finally ready to publish a new interface with a lot of additional functionalities that we hope will keep facilitating the work of independent researchers in a free, independent and transparent fashion. We are really excited about this project and we hope you'll find value in it as well.
One of the main reasons why we started in the first place is because we always had the feeling that the malware research space has always been heavily commercialized. We are strong believers in open source phylosophy and in the value of sharing and cooperation. We hope Malwr will further support our mission.
Some of the new features include:
- Ability to create your own account
- Optionally share the malware samples with the rest of the Malwr community. If you decide not to, the malware samples will be kept private and not shared outside without your consent.
- Search for threat indicators such as file names, registry keys, mutexes, domains and IP addresses across the whole dataset.
- Create personal tags on all the submissions, so you can easily group and contextualize the analyses.
In addition, we have additional features that we are currently enabling on request to trusted individuals, such as:
- Ability to mark analyses as private and conceal them from public listing.
- Use REST API functions to interact with the backend system and automate submission and retrieval tasks.
Some of these features will likely be provided to all our users once we conclude our beta stage and we are sure that our model is functional and stable enough for large adoption. If you're interested in betatesting for us and getting access to extended accounts, feel free to contact us
We are still working to reprocess all the files submitted during last year, so please bear with us. If you encounter any issues or unexpected delays, plase do contact us: any feedback is very much appreciated.
We hope you appreciate and support our efforts and have fun with Malwr!