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June 7, 2024

TargetCompany Targets VMware ESXi Servers with New Linux Ransomware Attack


Linux variants of the TargetCompany ransomware, known also as FARGO, Mallox, and Tohnichi, have started targeting VMware ESXi platforms, according to a report from BleepingComputer.

This attack campaign, linked to an affiliate of TargetCompany ransomware referred to as “vampire,” known for previous breaches on Microsoft SQL Servers, entails deploying a specialized shell script. This script secures advanced user rights and verifies the creation of a TargetInfo.txt file, which collects specific details about the victims. The ransomware then commences encrypting files tied to VMware environments. Subsequently, a ransom note appears that lays out the payment demands, followed by the eradication of the TargetCompany for Linux ransomware through the shell script command ‘rm -f x’, as uncovered by Trend Micro researchers.

Further research into these recent ransomware attacks pointed to the involvement of IP addresses from a China-based ISP in the distribution of the malware and the receipt of the victim data, though the exact origin of the perpetrators remains undetermined.

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