About the Dataset

The dataset was built based on 10,000 Android application samples (500 Ransomware and 9500 (Benign). This dataset includes 389 features; 228 API packages belong to Android API level R and 161 permissions belong to different protection levels (normal, signature, dangerous, and SignatureOrSystem). We counted the occurrences of these features on the collected samples.

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How to Cite

If you use this dataset, please cite the following paper:

I. Almomani et al., "Android Ransomware Detection Based on a Hybrid Evolutionary Approach in the Context of Highly Imbalanced Data," in IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 57674-57691, 2021, doi:  10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3071450


  author={I. {Almomani} and R. {Qaddoura} and M. {Habib} and S. {Alsoghyer} and A. A. {Khayer} and I. {Aljarah} and H. {Faris}},
  journal={IEEE Access}, 
  title={Android ransomware detection based on a hybrid evolutionary approach in the context of highly imbalanced data}, 


SEL would like to acknowledge the support of Prince Sultan University for paying the Article Processing Charges(APC) of this publication.

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