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Small Businesses Often Left Hanging by Ransomware Scourge

By Editorial Team on Aug 4, 2022 1:51:15 PM

Ransomware is hitting small businesses hard. But most of the legislation, regulations, and headlines focus on large businesses. The math is simple -- large businesses impact many end-users, and they have lots of money to pay lobbyists, so they wind up stealing the show when it comes to ransomware. But what about the local print shop, deli, or accounting office? Even though small businesses are suffering from ransomware 70 percent more often than large businesses (according to the Cyber Edge 2022 Cyberthreat Report), government regulations haven’t changed to accommodate them.

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Helping Organizations Protect Themselves

By Editorial Team on Aug 4, 2022 10:03:41 AM

GroupSense COO Kelly Milan was featured on eChannelNews speaking on GroupSense's new MSP partnership program with Provelocity. In the video interview, Kelly and host Julian talk about the challenges that many organizations face when it comes to cybersecurity: looking beyond detection and response. With GroupSense's MSP program, organizations can cost-effectively monitor the cyber crime underground for risk. Because GroupSense operates outside of the firewall, our analysts can be on the same forums where cyber criminals conduct their business. This allows us to monitor for all of the things that a firewall can miss, and creates a more proactive cybersecurity posture.

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Killnet Founder Leaves Hactivist Group

By Editorial Team on Jul 29, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Pro-Russian hacktivist group Killnet has kept very busy since Russia invaded Ukraine. After declaring war against organizations in Ukraine-allied countries, Killnet carried out attacks in Lithuania, Norway, and Italy, to name a few. These attacks have left many wondering if their organizations will be next.

During the week of July 18, GroupSense analysts noted an announcement from Killnet. The group claimed that they would attack Lockheed Martin, a US defense contractor, with a new cyber tool. This attack would be different than most others that Killnet carries out: they will not be using a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. GroupSense analysts believe that Killnet continue shifting away from DDoS attacks, and instead carry out hack-and-release attacks. GroupSense analysts provided screenshots and translations from hacking forums with evidence supporting the move from DDoS to hack-and-release.

On July 12, a Killnet affiliate group called Zarya Squad posted six files to Telegram they claim to have stolen from the State Archival Service of Ukraine.

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OpSec for Employee Travel

By Editorial Team on Jul 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Our last blog, “The OpSec Conversation You Haven’t Had,” highlighted the often-forgotten side of cybersecurity: operational security, or OpSec. The increase in remote work won’t stop anytime soon—research estimates that 36.2 million Americans will work from home by 2025. That’s an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels. If your organization is starting to reevaluate its cybersecurity policies, a factor worth considering is the work-from-anywhere trend. Since employees can work from anywhere, they can protect your organization from anywhere. 

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Malicious Life Podcast with Ransomware Negotiator Kurtis Minder

By Editorial Team on Jul 21, 2022 9:43:38 AM

GroupSense CEO and chief ransomware negotiator Kurtis Minder was featured on the Malicious Life podcast. During the episode, Kurtis speaks with host Ran Levi about the ransomware negotiation process and how GroupSense's negotiation practice was formed over the past several years. 

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The OpSec Conversation You Haven't Had

By Editorial Team on Jul 13, 2022 9:00:00 AM

As a digital risk protection company, GroupSense finds information in all kinds of places it shouldn’t be. If data has a monetary value, cyber criminals will do everything in their power to attain and sell that information on the dark web. Most security professionals expect to find data on the dark web or cyber crime forums, but they forget about another avenue: the outside world. With employees working from home, at the coffee shop, and in between flights at the airport, it’s not so hard for threat actors to overhear your conversation with a colleague about an important deal or personnel issues. With each bit of information said aloud, a malicious actor gets one more piece of your organization’s puzzle.

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The Insider Threat Now Lives Outside the Office

By Editorial Team on Jul 6, 2022 3:50:53 PM

GroupSense CEO and Co-Founder Kurtis Minder was recently featured in SC Media with his article, "The Insider Threat Now Lives Outside the Office." In the article, Kurtis reviews the top ways that employees can help protect your organization's data. 

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What You Need to Know About Ransomware

By Editorial Team on Jun 21, 2022 9:51:19 AM

As Americans, our civic duties include voting, sitting on juries, and paying taxes—but those aren't the only duties that promote American values. GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder believes that cyber hygiene is your civic duty, too. Last weekend, Kurtis had the honor of presenting at TedX Grand Junction. During his talk, "What You Need to Know About Ransomware," Kurtis spoke about the actions we can all take to protect our nation and its critical infrastructure: small businesses.

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The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Negotiations &  Cybercrimes

By Editorial Team on Jun 17, 2022 9:00:00 AM

This week, Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst Samira Pakmehr and Director of Intelligence Operations Bryce Webster-Jacobsen presented their talk, "The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Negotiations and Other Cybercrimes," at the virtual SANS Ransomware Summit. Packed with a full day of sessions, attendees come away from the summit with deeper insight into today's ransomware landscape and its inner workings. 

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The Allies and Enemies of Killnet

By Editorial Team on Jun 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Note: This content was updated on June 29 with updates on Killnet's activity in Lithuania. 

Impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict keep coming, and the Russian military isn’t the only actor fighting to defend their country against adversaries. Nationalist hacking groups are launching geopolitically charged cyber attacks against perceived adversaries, including the hacktivist group called Killnet. Their main focus in the past few weeks are nations providing support to Ukraine.

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