I am aware of a website that I suspect is, at the very least, pulling user data from visitors and possibly performing other malicious activity on visitors. Of course, the safest course of action is to avoid this site. That said, I am a student working on a degree in information security and I want to better understand how this suspicious site works, what it's doing, etc. I plan to use a burner virtual machine to visit the site, do some analysis/testing and then destroy the VM.
How do I best configure my virtual machine (I prefer to use VirtualBox for my VMs, but I'm open to suggestions) to be as isolated from my actual local machine as possible? Are there steps I can take to keep this (allegedly) malicious site from harming the host that is running the VM?