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LockBit Re-Emerges After Take Down

By Editorial Team on Feb 28, 2024 9:43:35 AM

Just one week after the takedown of the LockBit ransomware group, it appears their servers are back online. While law enforcement seized their shame site, they appear to have missed LockBit's backup servers, allowing the group to be operational quickly. GroupSense CEO was featured in DarkReading to speak on the group's leader. Read the excerpt below or get the full article here.

Topics: News Ransomware

Law Enforcement Targets LockBit After Take Down

By Editorial Team on Feb 28, 2024 9:17:08 AM

Law enforcement's seizure of the LockBit ransomware site caused quite the stir last week. In the aftermath of the news, ransomware experts like GroupSense's Kurtis Minder and Analyst1's Jon DiMaggio think that law enforcement is intentionally baiting the leader of the ransomware group to incriminate himself. The experts were quoted in CyberScoop speaking on the tactic. Check out the excerpt or read the full article here.

Topics: News

Protecting Pharmaceutial IP

By Editorial Team on Feb 27, 2024 9:30:08 AM

Pharmaceutical intellectual property (IP) is highly sought after by threat actors and cyber criminals. How can pharmaceutical companies protect their most valuable asset? GroupSense's Taylor Banks was featured in Pharma Manufacturing speaking on how we have protected pharma IP for our clients and how other organizations can approach cyber protection. Read the excerpt below or jump to the full article here.

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AI in the Election Cycle

By Editorial Team on Feb 27, 2024 9:04:10 AM

GroupSense's own Taylor Banks was featured in SC Magazine recently speaking on how AI will be used in the upcoming election cycle. Throughout the byline, Taylor discusses how threat actors will use AI to spread mis- and disinformation as well as how people are still key to detecting AI. Check out the excerpt below, and read the full article here.

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K-State Suffers Cyber Breach

By Editorial Team on Jan 19, 2024 9:59:22 AM

Kansas State University suffered a cybersecurity breach this week. School officials are investigating the incident. GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder provided commentary to The Mercury on the incident, lending his expertise on the results of most cyber incidents. Check out the excerpt below or read the full article here.

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The Rise of Dual Ransomware Attacks

By Editorial Team on Jan 12, 2024 10:23:42 AM

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, a new type of attack has emerged: dual ransomware attacks. This malevolent technique involves cyber criminals launching not one, but two ransomware attacks on a single target. The first attack serves as a distraction, often relatively easy to detect, while the second attack remains hidden and wreaks havoc behind the scenes. This double-edged approach presents a significant challenge to organizations, as it requires them to not only identify and respond to the initial ransomware attack but also uncover the covert second attack. The rise of dual ransomware attacks highlights the need for organizations to bolster their cybersecurity defenses and adopt a multi-layered approach to protect against sophisticated and relentless threats.

Topics: News Ransomware

Kurtis Minder Featured in One Big Thing

By Editorial Team on Nov 7, 2023 1:43:13 PM

GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder was featured in the Tuesday, November 7 issue of the Axios Codebook Newsletter. The "1 big thing" section is focused on the government's statement on not paying ransoms. Check out the excerpt below, and check out the full newsletter here.


Driving the news: A group of 48 governments, as well as the European Union and Interpol, signed a pledge last week to not pay hackers if their systems are hit with a ransomware attack.

  • The commitment, which was made as part of last week's U.S.-led Counter Ransomware Initiative meeting, also strongly discouraged "anyone from paying a ransomware demand," including private sector organizations and organizations responsible for critical infrastructure.

The intrigue: In some cases, the larger ransomware volumes are working to victims' advantage, Minder said.

  • In a handful of cases, Minder said, he's seen some ransomware gangs target so many companies that they forget who they're extorting and never return to negotiations over a payment and never leak the data they stole.

Yes, but: Without some larger enforcement mechanism or incentive program, banning ransom payments across the private sector is never going to work, Minder said.

  • "Even if you made this illegal, the ransom would still be made," he said. "They just would be largely swept under the rug, or underground. It wouldn't achieve your goal."
Topics: News Blog Ransomware

Kurtis Minder on Ransomware Anonymity

By Editorial Team on Oct 17, 2023 9:19:48 AM

Ransomware threat actors have followed certain plans of action since the beginning of ransomware attacks, including declaring their identity in ransom notes. But recently, GroupSense ransomware negotiators noticed an interesting trend: threat actors are becoming anonymous. In his most recent byline, GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder was featured in BetaNews discussing the new development in ransomware. See below for a snippet of the article. 

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Threat Data Feeds and Threat Intelligence Are Not the Same Thing

By Editorial Team on Sep 27, 2023 3:15:12 PM

Staying ahead of threats is crucial, and to do that, organizations often turn to two key sources of information: threat data feeds and threat intelligence. But here's the thing: they're not the same thing. In an insightful article by Kurtis Minder, GroupSense CEO, he delves into the differences between these two sources and why understanding their distinctions is vital for effective threat management.

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GroupSense Makes Security Intelligence Available to Service Providers

By Editorial Team on Sep 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Company’s Tracelight Fuse subscription service gives MSPs and MSSPs powerful security intelligence for their customers to provide advanced cybersecurity services to the midmarket

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