To foster research on Android malware and to enable a comparison of different detection approaches, we make the datasets from our project Drebin publicy available.

The dataset contains 5,560 applications from 179 different malware families. The samples have been collected in the period of August 2010 to October 2012 and were made available to us by the MobileSandbox project. You can find more details on the dataset in the paper.

Download Policy

We are happy to share our malware dataset. However, in order to prevent any misuse, we kindly ask you to send us a mail to @ stating your identity and research scope. We will then send you the link where you can download the malware samples along with the login credentials.

If you are in academia

  1. If you are a student, please ask your advisor to send us an email for the access. If you are a faculty, please send us the email from your university's email account.
  2. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, and homepage The information is needed for verification purpose. Note that your request may be ignored if we are not able to determine your identity or affiliation.
  3. If your papers or articles use the Drebin dataset, please cite our papers:
  4. Daniel Arp, Michael Spreitzenbarth, Malte Hübner, Hugo Gascon, and Konrad Rieck "Drebin: Efficient and Explainable Detection of Android Malware in Your Pocket", 21th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), February 2014

    Michael Spreitzenbarth, Florian Echtler, Thomas Schreck, Felix C. Freling, Johannes Hoffmann, "MobileSandbox: Looking Deeper into Android Applications", 28th International ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), March 2013

If you are currently in industry

  1. Please send us an email from your company's email account. Please briefly introduce yourself (e.g., name) and your company in that mail.
  2. Please also attach a justification letter (PDF) in official letterhead. The justification letter needs to acknowledge the "Drebin" project from TU Berlin, Germany and state clearly the reasons why the dataset is being requested. Also, acknowledge that the dataset will not be shared to others without our permission.

Until now the following institutions were given access

  1. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
  2. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  3. Arizona State University, USA
  4. Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia
  5. Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  6. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
  7. Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  8. Beihang University, China
  9. Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  10. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  11. Beijing University of Technology, China
  12. Bilkent University, Turkey
  13. Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  14. Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  15. Charotar University of Science and Technology, India
  16. China University of Mining and Technology, China
  17. Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  18. Chitkara University, India
  19. Chongqing university of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  20. City University London, United Kingdom
  21. College of Engineering Trivandrum, India
  22. Columbia University, USA
  23. Coventry University, United Kingdom
  24. EPITA, France
  25. ESIEA, France
  26. ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  27. Eloued University, Algeria
  28. Erzurum Technical University, Turkey
  29. Eversec, China
  30. Florida Instute of Technology, USA
  31. Forest Informatics Laboratory, Greece
  32. Frederick University, Cyprus
  33. Gazy University, Turkey
  34. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  35. Georgia Southern University, USA
  36. Glagotias University, India
  37. Guangxi University, China
  38. HTWK Leipzig, Germany
  39. Hacettepe University, Turkey
  40. Hefei Universitiy of Technology, China
  41. Hemchandryacharya North Gujarat University, India
  42. IBM Research Israel, Israel
  43. IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
  44. Inderprestha University, India
  45. Indian Institute Information Technology Allahabad, India
  46. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, India
  47. Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan
  48. Iota Security Inc., Canada
  49. Jinan University, China
  50. KAIST SLSP Lab, South Korea
  51. Kansas State University, USA
  52. King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  53. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  54. King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  55. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  56. Korea University, Korea
  57. Lacoon Mobile Security, USA
  58. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  59. Mahendra Engineering College, India
  60. Mahidol University, Thailand
  61. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, India
  62. Microsoft Corporation, USA
  63. Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  64. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
  65. Nanjing University, China
  66. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  67. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  68. National Polytechnic Institute, Mexiko
  69. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  70. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
  71. National University of Defense and Technology, China
  72. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  73. Netherlands Forensic Institute, Netherlands
  74. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA
  75. Nokia Networks, Germany
  76. PI-CERT, Italy
  77. PSG College of Technology, India
  78. Paris Descartes University, France
  79. Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  80. Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Brazil
  81. Purdue University, USA
  82. Qatar University, Qatar
  83. Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
  84. Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
  85. SASTRA University, India
  86. SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, India
  87. Sabanci University, Turkey
  88. San Jose State University, USA
  89. Seoul National University, South Korea
  90. Seoul Women's University, South Korea
  91. Shahrekord University, Iran
  92. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  93. Shanghai University, China
  94. Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  95. Shine Security Ltd., Israel
  96. Singapore Management University, Singapore
  97. St. John College of Engineering, India
  98. Stockholm University, Sweden
  99. Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
  100. Swiss German University, Indonesia
  101. Symantec Corporation, USA
  102. Syracuse University, USA
  103. TUBITAK Cyber Security Institute, Turkey
  104. Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  105. Texas Tech University, USA
  106. The University of Newcastle, Australia
  107. Tokyo Denki University, Japan
  108. Tripwire, USA
  109. Tshinghua University, China
  110. UC Santa Barbara, USA
  111. UCL Computer Science, United Kingdom
  112. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  113. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  114. Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brasil
  115. Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
  116. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
  117. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
  118. Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  119. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  120. University of Alcalá, Spain
  121. University of Burgos, Spain
  122. University of Cagliari, Italy
  123. University of California, Davis, USA
  124. University of California, Irvine, USA
  125. University of Delaware, USA
  126. University of Delhi, India
  127. University of Deusto, Spain
  128. University of East London, United Kingdom
  129. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  130. University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  131. University of Konstanz, Germany
  132. University of Lorraine, France
  133. University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  134. University of Malaya, Malaysia
  135. University of Maryland, USA
  136. University of Munich, Germany
  137. University of New Brunswick, Canada
  138. University of New Orleans, USA
  139. University of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon
  140. University of Padua, Italy
  141. University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  142. University of Science and Technology of China, China
  143. University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  144. University of Toronto, USA
  145. University of Trento, Italy
  146. University of Utah, USA
  147. University of Virginia, USA
  148. University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  149. University of Waterloo, Canada
  150. University of York, United Kingdom
  151. Vasavi College of Engineering, India
  152. Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  153. Virginia Tech, USA
  154. Waseda University, Japan
  155. Wuhan University, China
  156. Xidian University, China
  157. Zhejiang University of Technology, China