I have an assignment in my Ethical Hacking class to find a company or a website to perform some penetration tests on, mainly reconnaissance and scanning. I emailed many companies and all I got were declines. Does anyone have any resources for pen-testing sites that allow users to test and scan with consent? Or maybe a company that would be interested in having some students perform scanning and testing?
By the way we are complete beginners and we’re just learning about NMAP and some DNS (Whois, etc) commands, no binary exploitation or other dangerous things.