May 1st, 2022
Hello, we hope everyone is having a good 2022 thus far.
We have a made a large backend update to vx-underground. Files are better organized and we have developed an in-house CMS to rapidly add content.
Using this new custom CMS we have rapidly expanded the paper collection - we have so much more to come! Thanks to our donors and volunteers who made this possible.
Have a nice day, vx-underground Team
March 4th, 2022
Hello, I hope everyone is good && we hope our friend in the CIS are safe, healthy, and in good spirits.
Today we will be announcing some minor updates to how vx-underground will operate. In summary - as time continues vx-underground staff members are becoming more and more spread out.
It is difficult for staff to perform more trivial tasks such as updating HTML pages (even with a large portion of it automated). tl;dr we will no longer update this page indicating recent additions. We may only update this page in the event of a large or important update. If you'd like to receive updates on daily additions we recommend following
the vx-underground Twitter account. Recent listing of vx-underground updates, as of this writing, will be removed from this page.
On a final note we are happy to share that our malware database has grown exponentially and we have met many wonderful people since its creation. Thank you to everyone who donates monthly
to help make this database a reality. We hope we can continue to serve the information security scene / general public with great and cool things.
Sincerely, vx-underground Team
February 21st, 2022
We have a lot of content in queue. However, as always we are busy. We did however manage to push thousands of new samples (100+ new malware families). Enjoy
You can check out all the additions here: https://samples.vx-underground.org/samples/Families/
Predator the Thief
January 18th, 2022
- We've removed the sample page and replaced it with the directory listing. This makes it easier to manage.
- Zines have been moved to the archive page.
December 26th, 2021
New year, New vx-underground
Hello everyone, we hope you're doing well and have had a nice 2021.
2021 was a year of exponential growth for vx-underground - it went from a relatively unknown website to a website receiving thousands of unique visitors
a month and millions upon millions of downloads. We also successfully began pseudo-crowd-funding with monthly donors which has been incredibly
helpful to us as well.
This growth has been both a blessing and a curse. Many good things occurred and many bad things happened as well. We are using these experiences
as opportunities for us to grow as a team. Hence in 2022 we will be making some changes to the website, social media presence, and public Discord.
First and foremost - we will be dropping anything Threat Intel related. Although it is fun to explore what Threat Actors may be doing, this has brought us
unneccessary attention. vx-underground aims to be a library - nothing more and nothing less. Starting 2022 the Threat Intel page will be removed and the "Notes from UG" series
will be scrapped. If you're an individual interested in Threat Intelligence we recommend following individuals involved in Threat Intelligence on Twitter.
Second - vx-underground will be returning Malware Blocks in 2022. January 3rd we will re-launch the blocks, which will allow both mass-download and individual sample
download. However, unlike our previous entries, samples will not be named using the Kaspersky naming convention. All files with be simple MD5 hashes. We are
returning these blocks for individuals interested in mass-download for research or study. Furthermore, all files will be compressed and password protected to comply
with our current host.
Third - it has been a privilege and an honor to help educate individuals all across the globe. It also feels nice to give things to people. In 2022 we will attempt
to do more giveaways of both clothing merchandise but also educational literature, or anything else which we deem beneficial and malware related.
In the beginning of 2022 we will be giving away a bunch of Infosec swag for free. We will be doing the giveaway on Twitter. It will be free for anyone
to enter and potentially receive free stuff.
Finally, we would again like to express our gratitude to individuals who aided us this year.
Sincerely, vx-underground Team
November 26th, 2021
Hello and welcome to vx-underground.org 2.0. Our site has made a large aesthetic update. Historically our website utilized ASCII art and other more hackerish aesthetics. Although this is nice - it proved to be increasingly difficult to add, remove, or organize content.
Special thanks to our donors, twitter supporters, and everyone else who has continued to support us as we traverse these volatile waters
The vx-underground team