7.Locks HexConnections

The Hive ransomware operation has converted their VMware ESXi Linux encryptor to the Rust programming language and added new features to make it harder for security researchers to snoop on victim's ransom negotiations.

As the enterprise becomes increasingly reliant on virtual machines to save computer resources, consolidate servers, and for easier backups, ransomware gangs are creating dedicated encryptors that focus on these services.

Ransomware gang's Linux encryptors typically target the VMware ESXI virtualization platforms as they are the most commonly used in the enterprise.