Advice needed: how to become a malware tracker / C&C hunter

Good afternoon all (or morning / evening depending where you call home!)

Its Sunday afternoon here in the UK and I have been coding up some scripts to help with OSINT hunting / recon tools for the coming week and I thought I would ask your advice on how to stretch my wings a little and start to look into tracking malware / bot control servers etc.

Its something that has interested me for a while and I read some of the posts here and try to find a point to start however, I don’t seem to have made much headway.

Any good starting points at where to read up on how to start out in this field, who to follow on the various platforms that you are on etc appreciated!