New Cmb Dharma Ransomware Variant Released

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On Thursday a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware was discovered that appends the .cmb extension to encrypted files.

The Cmb variant of the Dharma Ransomware was first discovered by Michael Gillespie when he noticed samples uploaded to ID Ransomware, After tweeting about it, Jakub Kroustek replied with a hash to the sample.

c2ab289cbd2573572c39cac3f234d77fdf769e48a1715a14feddaea8ae9d9702 – .[[email protected]].cmb + FILES ENCRYPTED.txt. Sample submitted to @virusbay_io

— Jakub Kroustek (@JakubKroustek) August 10, 2018

Below I have outlined how this family infects a computer, what happens when you become infected with the Cmb variant, and how to protect yourself.

Unfortunately, there is no way to decrypt files infected with the Dharma Cmb Ransomware variant for free. For those who wish to discuss this ransomware or receive support,


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