VMware aware malware. Say that fast five times! It was only a matter of time really before malware authors began to build into their creations the ability to detect VMware. This technique has been in use for well over a year now, and is not exactly news. What is though is the ability to break out of the traditional model of malware. Much as the authors of this news piece allude to. One of the more interesting wrinkles in malware though is that of encrypting a users or networks hard drives and then holding them for ransom. That is something I wrote about well before it hit mainstream media, thank you very much! So on that note, have any of you guys retrieved any interesting pieces of malware on your networks???