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During routine monitoring, GroupSense analysts found our client SynthoMedica's intellectual property on the dark web. By leveraging GroupSense's 1,000+ undercover personas, we recovered confidential data, reducing fraud, counterfeit drug risk, and reputational damage.



GroupSense pinpointed the intellectual property leak in our client's organization, reducing future insider threat.

The team strengthened SynthoMedica's fraud defense after removing protected data from the dark web.

GroupSense secured SynthoMedica's reputation by removing leaked data, protecting against loss of brand trust.

Case Study: Dark Web Data Recovery

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SynthoMedica's dedicated analyst NotGroupSense was monitoring Telegram channels when the threat actor Oppenh3imer reached out with a private offer. NotGroupSense engaged the actor to get more information when they realized Oppenh3imer's offer was confidential intellectual property. NotGroupSense notified the client with an advisory in the portal.

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Dramatized chat logs between GroupSense and the threat actor, known as Oppenh3imer.

As a Digital Risk Protection Services client, SynthoMedica receives an advisory for any relevant threat intelligence. GroupSense analysts perform threat analysis, threat actor attribution, and provide recommended next steps.


Urgent Advisory: Threat Actor Attempts to Sell SynthoMedica's Intellectual Property

Executive Summary

Our cyber intelligence team recently engaged with a threat actor who claimed to possess highly sensitive information regarding the intellectual property of SynthoMedica Pharmaceuticals. The threat actor offered access to confidential drug formulas for a substantial price, implying they had potential buyers from other parties. The information provided was a snippet of the formula for one of SynthoMedica's latest medications, which appeared to be genuine but requires further verification.

Incident Overview

Our undercover cyber analyst initiated contact with the threat actor on 20 July 2023 after receiving information about the potential leak of SynthoMedica's intellectual property. The threat actor claimed to have obtained access to the confidential formulas of SynthoMedica's medications.

Conversation with the Threat Actor

The threat actor was cautious and demanded payment in exchange for sharing evidence of the stolen data. They showcased a snippet of the formula for one of SynthoMedica's prominent medications as proof of their claim. The threat actor asserted that other interested parties were in the picture, and they were prepared to negotiate with the highest bidder. While the authenticity of the provided snippet appears plausible, we recommend further validation before proceeding.

Intelligence on the Threat Actor

The threat actor demonstrated an astute understanding of the value of intellectual property and its potential worth on the black market. Their willingness to capitalize on sensitive pharmaceutical information suggests a level of sophistication, indicating they might be part of a well-organized cybercrime group or nation-state-sponsored hacking operation.

The actor did mention that they wanted to exchange the IP in person. Upon further investigation, it appears that the actor lives close to one of SynthoMedica’s manufacturing plants in Latvia. This indicates that the actor is an employee. The threat actor displayed a certain level of overconfidence in their ability to keep information exclusive to the highest bidder, raising questions about their reliability and trustworthiness.


The threat actor's claim of possessing SynthoMedica's intellectual property requires thorough verification. While the provided evidence suggests potential legitimacy, caution must be exercised when dealing with such sensitive information. SynthoMedica Pharmaceuticals should take immediate action to strengthen its cybersecurity posture and consider engaging law enforcement to handle this matter further.

Our cyber intelligence team will continue monitoring the situation and work diligently to ensure our client's assets remain secure from any potential cyber threats.

After receiving the advisory, SynthoMedica responds to GroupSense.


SynthoMedica: We want to pursue this. Can you engage with the actor and arrange to purchase and pick up the IP? We will verify the authenticity after receiving it.
GroupSense: Understood. We will reengage and plan an exchange.

Dramatized chat logs between GroupSense and the threat actor.

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