Intro to Malware Analysis
I am doing a term paper on malware analysis for a digital forensics course. I am relatively new to malware analysis and such have a billion questions.
I need to pick a 'specimen', if you will, for my malware analysis. Instinctively I picked the much publicized Conficker. After some preliminary research I've discovered it is VMWare and Sandbox aware. Which is the only way I can monitor process, registry, etc changes. Additionally I've heard the code is extremely obfuscated.
My question is which piece of malware could I use as a launching point? Something I can get my feet wet with and not be overwhelmed!
Some colleagues of mine have pointed me towards Koobface and Adobe related malware. Thoughts?
Thank you for your time.