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New Chaos Ransomware Builder Variant "Yashma" Discovered in the Wild

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2022
New Chaos Ransomware Builder Variant "Yashma" Discovered in the Wild

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Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details of the latest version of the Chaos ransomware line, dubbed Yashma.

“Though Chaos ransomware builder has only been in the wild for a year, Yashma claims to be the sixth version (v6.0) of this malware,” BlackBerry research and intelligence team said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

Chaos is a customizable ransomware builder that emerged in underground forums on June 9, 2021, by falsely marketing itself as the .NET version of Ryuk despite sharing no such overlaps with the notorious counterpart.

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