If you’ve ever been curious about the inner workings of malware—those cunning pieces of software that infect our devices and cause numerous problems—it might be intriguing to delve into the depths of these diabolical creations ;-). However, a quick reminder is in order: the purpose of this article is to share knowledge, not to promote illegal activities.
This is precisely what the GitHub repository managed by vx-underground accomplishes. It contains a plethora of malware source code, all neatly categorized by type (Android, Java, Linux, etc.). Everything is compressed, and some archives are protected with the password “infected.”
Within this malware database, you’ll discover proof of concepts, botnets, ransomware, and various other categories of malware that provide an excellent overview of how these digital beasts function and are crafted.
The repository includes tools and families of malware such as PHP Infectors, reverse shells, various backdoors, phishing tools, malware coded in Python, Ruby, for Win32, Binders, Botnets, Crypters, Exploit kits, Ransomware, and even Rootkits.
This treasure trove is the result of the collaborative efforts of different contributors and is consistently kept up to date. For instance, you’ll find the latest trending ransomware like HelloKitty, whose sources leaked recently.
I must emphasize that while studying these source codes can be a valuable opportunity to learn how they operate and how they are designed, it’s crucial not to employ them for malicious purposes. Doing so could lead to legal consequences, and that would be unfortunate. I’d be saddened to lose a reader because of such avoidable circumstances.
Happy exploration, everyone!