New Linux-Based Ransomware Targets VMware Servers

“Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered some new Linux-based ransomware that’s being used to attack VMware ESXi servers,” reports CSO Online. (They describe the ESXi servers as “a bare-metal hypervisor for creating and running several virtual machines that share the same hard drive storage.”) Called Cheerscrypt, the bad app is following in the footsteps of other ransomware programs — such as LockBit, Hive and RansomEXX — that have found ESXi an efficient way to infect many computers at once with malicious payloads.

Link: New Linux-Based Ransomware Targets VMware Servers

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