Linux Variant of HelloKitty Ransomware Targets VMware ESXi Servers

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Fritz Wuehler

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Jul 20, 2021, 7:55:36 AMJul 20
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Fritz Wuehler

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Fritz Wuehler <fritz@spamexpire-
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> <https://threatpost.com/linux-variant-of-hellokitty-ransomware-
> targets-vmware-esxi-servers/167883/>

It was just a matter of time before the Linux kernel
vulnerabilities were targeted.

John McCue

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Jul 23, 2021, 1:36:33 PMJul 23
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In comp.os.linux.advocacy Fritz Wuehler
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> <https://threatpost.com/linux-variant-of-hellokitty-ransomware-
> targets-vmware-esxi-servers/167883/>
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Did you even read the article ? Some quotes from it:

> ESXi isn't strictly Linux, as it has its own,
> custom kernel

> VMware ESXi, formerly known as ESX, is a bare-metal
> hypervisor that installs easily onto servers and
> partitions them into multiple VMs.

> The motivation behind producing these variants of
> widespread ransomware malware isn't Linux, per se.
> Rather, it's that ESXi servers are such a valuable
> target

Looks like an issue with their product instead.
So not the real Linux Kernel.

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