LockBit Ransomware Variant Targets Linux and VMware ESXi

Heads up! There is a new variant of the LockBit ransomware that targets Linux and VMware ESXi.

LockBit has a reputation as one of the most sneaky forms of ransomware. And now the Linux and VMware ESXi variant means that the ransomware could potentially spread itself even further, encrypting a wider variety of servers and files – and driving up the pressure for a victim to give in and pay a ransom for the decryption key.

The folks at Trend Micro have analyzed the Linux and VMware ESXi variants.