LockBit is the latest ransomware gang whose Linux encryptor has been
discovered to be focusing on the encryption of VMware ESXi virtual
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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