Italian agency warns ransomware targets known VMware vulnerability


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News broke in early February that the ACN, Italy’s National Cybersecurity Agency, issued a warning regarding a VMware vulnerability discovered two years ago. Many organizations hadn’t yet patched the issue and became the victims of a new ransomware called ZCryptor. The malicious software wreaked havoc on Italian and European businesses by encrypting users’ files and demanding payment for the data to be unencrypted. 

The ACN urges VMware users to ensure their systems are backed up and updated with the most recent security patches available. With ransomware on the rise, it’s crucial that businesses take the necessary steps to protect their data and applications. 

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