Dark Web monitoring can help you find leaked or stolen company information on the Dark Web. For example, monitoring could lead to discovering old and new passwords, stolen logins, customer information, and credit card numbers.
Ideally, it is a place to hide and lease ransomware kits, illicit drugs and other illegal products—fake IDs, fake currency, and sites selling anything illegal. It’s a good idea to monitor where your information is.
Dark web monitoring is essential because it can warn businesses and individuals that their sensitive data has been leaked. It’s not a clean-up operation—it can’t delete the data from the dark web or stop it from being sold, but it does serve a preventative function.
What is the Dark Web?
The DW is a highly encrypted website housed on servers where search engines do not crawl. It appeals to those who want to acquire and trade digital information and are maliciously seeking anonymity. Common online browsers reveal their different IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, allowing government and law enforcement authorities to track individuals. However, a dark web browser hides the user’s identity by generating a bogus IP address and a network of relays.
Why are you in the dark?
Phishing, social engineering, ransomware, angry workers, and other dubious methods can lead to selling company and personal data. The malicious party wants to profit from your info. For instance, a fullz package (stolen identities or stolen credit card information) and the sale of personal data that anyone may use against you.
What can you do?
As a consumer, consider changing your passwords regularly, watching your credit reports, replacing credit cards, learning about phishing scams, and being vigilant. If you are a company owner, your goal is to respond aggressively, adopt a Zero-trust approach, engage in regular audits to decrease the risk of future attacks, and monitor the Dark Web.
Hackers and cybercriminals launch attacks every 39 seconds, an average of 2,244 times per day, with more than 8 Billion records confirmed to be compromised in the last year alone.
Cyology Labs recommends maintaining regular updates on all your software. We can run security audits on your network immediately and make recommendations, update existing software and deploy patches, and monitor any activity related to your data. We watch every corner of the Dark Web, 24/7/365. Please visit us at https://www.cyologylabs.com/darkweb