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Attackers use novel technique, malware to compromise hypervisors and virtual machines

Unknown attackers wielding novel specialized malware have managed to compromise VMware ESXi hypervisors and guest Linux and Windows virtual machines, Mandiant threat analysts have discovered. They named the malware VirtualPITA (ESXi & Linux), VirtualPIE (ESXi), and VirtualGATE (Windows), and shared detection and hardening advice. The malware and techniques used by the attackers VirtualPITA and VirtualPIE are backdoors, which the attackers deliver by using malicious vSphere Installation Bundles (VIBs). VirtualGATE is a utility program that incorporates … More

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