The Dark Web is a part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines. While it is not illegal to use the Dark Web, there is a lot of illegal activity that takes place there. Users of the Dark Web can buy credit card numbers, stolen subscription credentials, hacked bank accounts and software that helps break into other people’s computers. In other words, it is an ignominious place. Your business accounts and personal client information could be at risk.
You can purchase all kinds of information on the Dark Web. Things as simple as a login or email password, to more difficult pieces of information to obtain like a credit card number, social media credentials and more. For businesses and organizations, criminals are also using the Dark Web for ransomware as a service (Raas), malware, phishing and more to attack businesses and demand money in exchange for taking down a computer system. Hackers can even target your servers and sell stolen information. Taking proactive steps to monitor the dark web should be a crucial component of the IT plan for any business large or small.
In 2019 alone, more than 747 million accounts were for sale on the Dark Web. Don’t let your sensitive information become victim to cybercriminals. If you are concerned about what information is lurking on the dark web call PNJ Technology Partners at 518-459-6712 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation or to schedule a Dark Web scan today.