Security News Linux version of Qilin ransomware focuses on VMware ESXi

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A sample of the Qilin ransomware gang's VMware ESXi encryptor has been found and it could be one of the most advanced and customizable Linux encryptors seen to date.

The enterprise is increasingly moving to virtual machines to host their servers, as they allow for better usage of available CPU, memory, and storage resources.

Due to this adoption, almost all ransomware gangs have created dedicated VMware ESXi encryptors to target these servers.

While many ransomware operations utilize the leaked Babuk source code to create their encryptors, a few, such as Qilin, create their own encryptors to target Linux servers.

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