LockBit is the latest ransomware gang whose Linux encryptor has been discovered to be focusing on the encryption of VMware ESXi virtual machines.
The enterprise is increasingly moving to virtual machines to save computer resources, consolidate servers, and for easier backups.
Due to this, ransomware gangs have evolved their tactics to create Linux encryptors that specifically target the popular VMware vSphere and ESXi virtualization platforms over the past year.
While ESXi is not strictly Linux, it does share many of its characteristics, including the ability to run ELF64 Linux executables.
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