​The ransomware gang behind the notorious attack on CD Projekt Red is now using a Linux variant that targets VMware's ESXi virtual machine platform for maximum damage.

As the enterprise increasingly moves to virtual machines for easier backup and resource management, ransomware gangs are evolving their tactics to create Linux encryptors that target these servers.

VMware ESXi is one of the most popular enterprise virtual machine platforms. Over the past year, there has been an increasing number of ransomware gangs releasing Linux encryptors targeting this platform.