kroack

New Member
Hi Guys,

I am looking to create a (hopefully highly customizable) VM to infect with malware so I can test a few malware detection scripts etc.

My original plan was to download the ISO myself from the source website (i.e. Get Ubuntu | Download | Ubuntu) and go from there, but I was wondering if people could recommend a security specific / aimed resource that might have a Unix build (preferably Ubuntu) ISO that was fairly bare bones, but would also be malware free.

If using the source ISO that is my best option, any advice on setting up / creating the VM so to minimise the chance of malware escaping? I plan on running everything inside a sandbox (cuckoo), and I've seen a few threads on here already mentioning disabling virtualisation etc, but any extra info is always welcome.

Thanks guys,
Kroack.