Discover Breaches before it’s too late!
the Dark Web is Overflowing With Credentials… Are YOURS There Too?
You’ve no doubt heard talk of the “Dark Web” as a hotbed of criminal activity – it is!
Virtual IT Managed Services Can Help
Identity thieves use the Dark Web to buy and sell personal information. If your email address is there, criminals can potentially gain access to accounts associated with it. Scanning your email is a great first step to better protect your identity because it gives you the knowledge you need to act.
Every day, these thieves are finding new ways to outsmart security, steal your passwords and wreak havoc on your business. Costing you money, customers, future business and potentially your business reputation. (And let’s not even bring up the NDB scheme, fines, lawsuits and audits – your personal and professional life takes a beating.)
Virtual IT Managed Services Dark Web Monitoring detects compromised credentials in real-time on the Dark Web and notifies you immediately when these critical assets are compromised, before they can be used for identity theft, data breaches, or other crime.
Digital credentials such as usernames and passwords connect you and your employees to critical practice applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this – and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web.
Far too often, businesses that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web don’t know it until they have been informed by law enforcement — but by then, it’s too late.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Dark Web is a hidden universe contained within the “Deep Web”- a sub-layer of the Internet that is hidden from conventional search engines. Search engines like Google, BING and Yahoo only search .04% of the indexed or “surface” Internet. The other 99.96% of the Web consists of databases, private academic and government networks, and the Dark Web. The Dark Web is estimated at 550 times larger than the surface Web and growing. Because you can operate anonymously, the Dark Web holds a wealth of stolen data and illegal activity.
Virtual IT Managed Services Dark Web monitoring service is designed to help both public and private sector organizations detect and mitigate cyber threats that leverage stolen email addresses and passwords. Our solution leverages a combination of human and artificial intelligence that scours botnets, criminal chat rooms, blogs, Websites and bulletin boards, Peer to Peer networks, forums, private networks, and other black-market sites 24/7 365 days a year to identify stolen credentials and other personally identifiable information (PII).
Virtual IT Managed Services Dark Web Monitoring focuses on cyber threats that are specific to our clients’ environments. We monitor the Dark Web and the criminal hacker underground for exposure of our clients’ credentials to malicious individuals. We accomplish this by looking specifically for our clients’ top-level email domains. When a credential is identified, we harvest it.
Virtual IT Managed Services continually scans the Dark Web for credentials, information & more relating to your organisation in real-time.
Free services offer an initial scan, but once completed you are no longer protected from the next intake of credentials made available.
Our services monitoring is ongoing to ensure that if any of your accounts are breached (not just internal accounts; we can actively search email addresses), you’ll know as soon as possible.
In either event, the information is not directly from an internal breach, but from breaches of external companies you use which have exposed records about you which often end up for sale in an open marketplace, with purchasers hoping to be able to exploit and match stolen data with other leaked information for the purposes of identity theft & more.
While employees may have moved on from your organization, their company issued credentials can still be active and valid within the 3rd party systems they used while employed. In many cases, the 3rd party systems or databases that have been compromised have been in existence for 10+ years holding millions of “zombie” accounts that can be used to exploit an organization. Discovery of credentials from legacy employees should be a good reminder to confirm you’ve shut down any active internal and 3rd party accounts that could be used for exploit.
It delivers the same advanced credential monitoring capabilities used by Fortune 500 companies. It connects to multiple Dark Web servers including Tor, 12P and Freenet, to search for compromised credentials, without requiring you to connect any of your software or hardware to these high-risk services directly. Proactive solution provides real-time awareness of compromised credentials before identify theft or data breaches occur.
Compromised credentials are used to contact further criminal activity, such as data breaches of sensitive corporate information, as well as identity theft of individual employees. Users often have the same password for multiple services, such as network logon, social media, online stores and other services, exponentially increasing the potential damage from a single compromised username and password.
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