What Is Dark Web Monitoring?

The Dark Web can be a scary, intimidating place and is particularly somewhere that you don’t want your personal information to be. Dark Web Monitoring is a service that works to prevent identity theft by monitoring if your details get posted to the dark web. It can provide you with notifications if any of your information is compromised which can assist you in keeping your personal information and online credentials safe.


Why Monitoring The Dark Web Is Important

Your digital credentials such as your usernames and passwords for various websites and applications help to connect you and your employees to important parts of your business. Whether they are used for online services or particular business applications, these credentials are something that must be kept safe. Behind these services may be access to financial data, customer data or other aspects of your business that you don’t want anyone outside of your business aware of.

Unfortunately, from time to time, these digital credentials can be leveraged by criminals and are among the some of the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web, where it is estimated that over 50% of all sites are used for criminal activities. If your credentials are compromised by these criminals, it can lead to stolen data, business or personal financial loss and can certainly cause harm to your company’s reputation.


What’s Included in a Dark Web Monitoring Service?

With our monitoring service, we can help secure your business by providing a 24/7 monitoring system that utilises both human and automated intelligence to perform checks against millions of dark web/open web sources. This can include botnets, criminal chat rooms, peer-to-peer networks, malicious websites and blogs, bulletin boards and illegal black markets. 

Through this service, we work to identify, analyse and proactively monitor them for your organisation’s compromised or stolen employee and customer data, including but not limited to:

  • Email addresses
  • Passwords
  • Date of Births
  • Addresses
  • Drivers Licence Details
  • Security Numbers

Within this service, we can also provide continuous monitoring of more business-related information such as your internet facing and office IP addresses and monitoring of high risk and key employee personal email accounts. Helping you go that one step further to protect your company information and credentials.


How Can I Further Protect Myself?

Although there are certain things that you can do to prevent your information from being stolen in the first place, such as not clicking on phishing emails, cyber criminals can often outsmart us. However, there are things that can be done to minimise the impact if you discover that your information has in fact been stolen.

  • Change your passwords – Not only should you change your passwords regularly, but you should also retain from using the same (or similar) passwords across various platforms/accounts.
  • Notify the bank – To reduce the risk of financial loss, contact your bank and inform them of the situation, this will help you remove the possibility of them being able to use your card information.
  • Continue monitoring – Just because a cyber criminal has targeted you before, does not mean you are not susceptible to it again. 


Speak to us today about getting one of our elite teams of cyber specialists to request a FREE DARKWEB SECURITY ASSESSMENT & REPORT that will provide you with actionable insight to your current exposure.