Conti is a Russian-speaking group that has been in the ransomware game for a long time, being the successor of the infamous Ryuk. The gang did not waste much time adopting the new attack vector and is the first "top-tier" operation known to weaponize the Log4j vulnerability.
The ransomware operation is using the critical Log4Shell exploit to gain rapid access to internal VMware vCenter Server instances and encrypt virtual machines.
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