We have created a new user group in order to grant access to uploaded malware samples at our Research Center. Membership of the group is gained by promotion/invitation only, based on recent and valued activities within the malware hunting community at the Malwarebytes forums.
Continued membership will be subject to further reasonable and meaningful contribution at the Research Center.
Membership of the group will be reviewed once a month for new promotions and possible departures.
We at Malwarebytes do not object to these samples being re-distributed to other research groups or even other vendors. Malwarebytes was born from the grassroots of the malware fighting trenches and we are all still committed ultimately to protecting the users of the internet from the malware threats of today
We request of samples uploaded:
1. That malware samples submitted have been verified to not be detected by our most current database.
2. That the malware samples are no more than 3 months old**, having been lifted from a live source URL or harvested from an infected computer.
**Please no website/online or personal historical collections.
On a personal note I would like to welcome all new promotions to this group and say lets go kick some malware butt.