19 Jul 2021

Linux Variant of HelloKitty Ransomware Targets VMware ESXi Servers

According to researchers on the MalwareHunterTeam, HelloKitty has joined a growing list of ransomware gangs targeting VMware ESXi. Researchers found a Linux encryptor used by the HelloKitty ransomware gang in an attack against videogame developer CD Projekt Red. The researchers reported that the attack, which occurred in February, targeted the

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15 Jun 2021

Critical remote code execution flaw in thousands of VMWare vCenter servers remains unpatched

Thousands of internet-facing VMWare vCenter servers are still impacted by critical vulnerabilities despite patches being released weeks ago, warn researchers. The vulnerabilities impact the centralized management utility Center Server. VMWare issued patches for the two critical bugs on May 25, however, not all servers have adhered to recommendations and implemented

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26 Feb 2021

VMware patches bug that put many large networks at risk

VMware has patched a critical vulnerability that was found in its vCenter Server VMware utility that could have allowed for remote code execution on a vulnerable server. Positive Technologies discovered the flaw and reported VMware to the bug. In a press release published on Wednesday, the security company explained how

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08 Dec 2020

The NSA Warns That Russia Is Attacking Remote Work Platforms

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a massive movement towards working from home, inadvertently also creating more opportunities for hackers. The National Security Agency (NSA) released an advisory warning that Russian-state sponsored hackers have been actively attacking a vulnerability in remote-work platforms developed by VMware. The agency also released a security

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04 Aug 2020

VMware Carbon Black Threat Report finds hackers using more aggressive and destructive tactics

A new survey that analyzes the opinions of security professionals concluded that hackers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their attacks and using more sophisticated techniques. The survey is from VMware Carbon Black and is titled the Global Incident Response Threat Report. The report assessed 69 security and consulting firms about

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14 Apr 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation with Technology Executive Lewis Shepherd (Part Two)

In this second of a two part OODAcast, OODA CTO Bob Gourley was joined by Lewis Shepherd, seasoned federal technology executive and a senior director of technology strategy at VMware for an interactive discussion on the actionable lessons we should all be learning from the current crisis but also how the events of today are shaping the future of technology.

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13 Apr 2020

Critical VMware Bug Opens Up Corporate Treasure to Hackers

A new bug classified as level 10 in severity has been discovered in VMware’s Directory Service (vmdir) that could compromise entire corporate virtual infrastructures if exploited. Vmdir is part of the company’s Center Server product, which essentially provides centralized management of virtualized hosts and VMs from one console. A single

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09 Apr 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation with Technology Executive Lewis Shepherd (Part One)

In this two part OODAcast, OODA CTO Bob Gourley was joined by Lewis Shepherd, seasoned federal technology executive and a senior director of technology strategy at VMware for an interactive discussion on the actionable lessons we should all be learning from the current crisis but also how the events of today are shaping the future of technology. Lewis is a member of the OODA Network and was one of the scheduled speakers of our now postponed OODAcon “Future Proof”. 

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03 Jan 2020

VMware Closes $2.7 Billion Acquisition Of Pivotal Software

VMware, a US tech giant, announced that it had formally acquired Pivotal Software, which is a leading platform provider of digital transformation and technology services. After the acquisition was first announced in August, it closed this month for $2.7 million. The acquisition means that Pivotal Software will be essential to

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09 Dec 2019

VMware Patches ESXi Vulnerability That Earned Hacker $200,000

On Thursday, VMware informed customers that it has released an updated version of its software that has patched a vulnerability that allowed for critical remote code execution in ESXi, which was exposed at China’s Tianfu Cup hacking competition earlier this month. The exploit, which only took 24 seconds to execute

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