The dark web is the hidden collective of internet sites only accessible by a specialized web browser. Here, people buy illicit information like credit card details, passport numbers, stolen digital credentials, or products like drugs, guns, and counterfeit money.
It is frequently today that organizations have their credentials and confidential information available illicitly for sale on the dark web and they don’t know it. Over 75% of compromised credentials are reported to the victims’ organization by law enforcement when it has become too late.
How do your credentials arrive on the Dark Web?
Often the employees are not aware of the risk of reusing their businesses credentials on third-party websites. If these third parties get compromised by cyber-attacks, hackers can steal the databases reuse the employees’ credentials to access their corporate accounts, and sell them on the dark web. The existence of these corporate emails on the web also makes companies vulnerable to a breach like phishing or social engineering.
Phishing is a way of stealing personal or corporate data using malicious links or websites that look legitimate. Usually, attackers use email pretending to come from an authority, colleague, or friend and asking to open a web link or run an attachment to the email. Once the victim clicks on the malicious link or downloads the attachment, its computer or mobile device will be infected with a Trojan Horse, Ransomware, or any Virus. Phishing often depends on social engineering that exploits human inattentiveness, emotions, or fatigue.
Dark Web Scan Service to protect your business
Basically, a dark web scan helps companies identify credentials and confidential information breached, taking quick action before malicious actors can leverage them.
The cost-effective dark web monitoring service offered by UTMStack allows you to detect if your company is at risk due to exposed credentials on those dark websites.
By utilizing UTMStack dark web monitoring services, a combination of human and sophisticated dark web intelligence with search capabilities, you can identify, analyze and proactively monitor your organization’s compromised or stolen employee and customer data.
With UTMStack, your business can be protected from the dark web by proactively monitoring for stolen and compromised data, allowing you to respond to a threat immediately and prevent a significant breach.
Dark Web Monitoring Service by UTMStack
With 80,000+ compromised emails detected daily, the platform provides extensive reporting capabilities to track and triage incidents.
UTMStack monitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year on hidden chat rooms, private websites, peer-to-peer networks, Internet Relay Chat channels, social media platforms, black market sites, and more than 640,000 botnets.
Remember that digital credentials (usernames/passwords), connect your company employees to critical business 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. As an organization, you need to scan the dark web to protect your data from getting compromised. In this way, you can detect and mitigate some potential cyber threats.