University of Göttingen


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