How to test ransomware on a virtual Machine

How can I find ransomware and test it on a virtual machine

You could refer to the beautiful blog by University of Hawai : https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/cyber/vulnerability-research/vulnerability-tutorials/building-a-vulnerability-malware-test-lab/

Please also note:

  1. I would highly recommend if the VM doesn’t have internet and network access. Otherwise from your VM it will go to the wild. Suppose the malware you are analyzing is designed to immediately target say a bank or government machine. You could set yourself up for huge liabilities
  2. Formatting should be fine for 99% of malware. Some can attack to other areas other than hard drive though so keep that in mind and research what you are playing with.

Hope this helps you!

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