VMWare Releases Guidance for VirtualPITA, VirtualPIE, and VirtualGATE Malware Targeting vSphere

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VMWare has released Protecting vSphere From Specialized Malware, addressing malware artifacts known as VirtualPITA (ESXi & Linux), VirtualPIE (ESXi), and VirtualGATE (Windows), which are used to exploit and gain persistent access to instances of ESXi.

CISA urges organizations employing VMWare ESXi to review the following for more information and to apply recommended mitigations and threat hunting guidance: