Driving in the Cloud Dataset


The dataset comprises 11,688 malware binaries collected from 500 drive-by download servers over a period of 11 months. In addition to the malware binaries themselves, the dataset contains a database that details when and from where the malware was collected, as well as the malware classification.
More details can be found in the associated paper.

Release Policy

(2016/03/14) Due to the ageing of the dataset (3 years) and the students in this project graduating, we have decided to stop distributing the malware dataset



  • For students, ask your advisor (or host) to send us an email for the dataset.
  • For faculty, please send us the email from your official email account.
  • Please include your name, affiliation, and homepage in your email. Your request could be ignored if we are not able to determine your identity or affiliation.
  • Please cite our DIMVA paper in the paper that use the dataset.




  • Please send us an email from your company's email account. In the email, please briefly introduce yourself and your company.
  • In the email, please attach a brief justification letter (in PDF format) on official letterhead. The justification letter needs to acknowledge the "MALICIA" project from the IMDEA Software Institute and state the reasons why the dataset is being requested. Also, acknowledge that the dataset will not be shared to others without our permission.

Until now, we have released this dataset to the following institutions:

  1. Royal Holloway University of London
  2. University of Georgia
  3. International Islamic University Malaysia
  4. Texas A&M University
  5. Orange Labs Paris
  6. Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  7. Universidad de Deusto
  8. University of California Santa Barbara
  9. Università degli Studi di Milano
  10. Mandiant Corporation
  11. University of Goettingen
  12. Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
  13. King's College London
  14. University of Maryland
  15. University of Virginia
  16. University of New Brunswick
  17. San Josè State University
  18. KU Leuven
  19. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  20. Waseda University
  21. Technical University of Bratislava
  22. HP Labs
  23. Universidade Catolica de Brasilia
  24. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  25. Università degli Studi di Perugia
  26. Korea University
  27. University of Bonn
  28. University of California Davis
  29. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
  30. Anicut Systems Inc.
  31. Immunity Inc.
  32. University of Bedfordshire
  33. Technische Universität München
  34. Birla Institute of Technology and Science
  35. Narus Inc.
  36. US Army Research Laboratory's Network Security Branch
  37. G Data Software AG
  38. Dagda App
  39. FFRI
  40. San Jose State University
  41. Cardiff University
  42. Università degli Studi di Cagliari
  43. Virginia Tech
  44. Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology
  45. Instituto Tecnòlogico de Monterrey
  46. University of Texas at San Antonio
  47. Florida State University
  48. Penn State University
  49. University of Konstanz
  50. Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  51. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale
  52. University of the West of England
  53. Fraunhofer FKIE
  54. Edinburgh Napier University
  55. Swiss German University
  56. Price Waterhouse Coopers
  57. Xi'an Jiaotong University
  58. The University of Newcastle, Australia
  59. Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute, Korea
  60. University of Virign Islands
  61. University of Malaysia Sabah
  62. Queens University Belfast
  63. University of Cincinnati
  64. National Institute of Technology Karnataka
  65. National Defense Academy of Japan
  66. Queen's University Belfast
  67. Indian Institute of Technology
  68. Air Force Research Laboratory
  69. University of Warwick
  70. Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
  71. Naval Surface Warfare Command
  72. Louisiana Tech University
  73. Wrexham Glyndwr University