New ESXiArgs Ransomware hits more than 500 hosts in Europe (France, Germany, Netherlands, UK and Ukraine).
The new attack use an onion URL instead of a TOX chat Id, proton email at the bottom of the note and demand of 1.05 Bitcoin within 3 days of infection to avoid expose some data and raise the prices.
The new attack comes after less than a week after the latest release of a decryptor to help recover from old infected systems. The new attack comes with enhanced encryption method which overcomes the decryptor.
The U.S Cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency (CISA) stated that the attackers are likely targeting ESXI servers which reached end of life or do not have the latest updates.
It is worth to note that the attack also coincides with an 87% year over year increase in ransomware attacks.
Finally, Peramix Cybersecurity Team advice you to update your system to the latest release with applying all security patches and follow the best security practices to secure your data.