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Looking to build a lab to help students to combat the Sasser Virus? Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the virus?

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closed as off topic by jscott, Ben Pilbrow, Chris S, Scott Pack, Iain Feb 22 '11 at 15:21

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If you need a test virus, go get a copy of Eicar, the industry standard test case for virus scanners. – EEAA Nov 3 '10 at 4:16
I will never forget the day Sasser and Blaster hit. We shared our building with the Australian MS Tech Support team and they had trippled their on-call staff. – Mark Henderson Nov 3 '10 at 5:26
We don't combat viruses, when a machine becomes infected we nuke it from orbit. Trying to cleanup an infected machine is a recipe for missing part of it and having a recurrence or worse. – Chris S Feb 22 '11 at 13:54

The only people likely to have a copy of Sasser (without actually being infected by it) are researchers working for anti-virus program providers. You could approach them, identifying yourself as an educator, and you may get lucky.

Alternatively, you could construct your own honeypot, and see what kinds of malware you can attract for study. You would, of course, have to take proper and responsible precautions so that your infected honeypots don't infect or interfere with anyone else's computers. But that probably goes without saying.

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