US Cyber Command starts uploading foreign APT malware to VirusTotal

The Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), a subordinate unit of US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), has set in motion a new initiative through which the DOD would share malware samples it discovered on its networks with the broader cybersecurity community.

The CNMF kicked off this new project by creating an account on VirusTotal, an online file scanning service that also doubles as an online malware repository, and by uploading two malware samples. In addition, USCYBERCOM also created a new Twitter account where it would tweet a link to all new VirusTotal malware uploads. USCYBERCOM’s decision was met with universal praise by leading voices from the cybersecurity private sector.

Read more about USCYBERCOM’s popular initiative on ZDNet.