Italy, France and Singapore Warn of a Spike in ESXI Ransomware


Thousands of computer servers have been targeted by a global ransomware hacking attack targeting VMware (VMW.N) ESXi servers.

ESXi is VMware’s hypervisor, a technology that allows organizations to host several virtualized computers running multiple operating systems on a single physical server. The Computer Emergency Response Team of France (CERT-FR) was the first to notice and send an alert about the attackItaly’s National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) and Cyber Security Agency of Singapore have also issued warnings for organizations to take immediate action to protect their systems.

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