The current scale of the cybersecurity threat is overwhelming. Bad actors tend to take advantage of exponential growth in technology, creating additional pressure on businesses and individuals. The majority of hacking-related breaches leverage either stolen or weak passwords. The recent research (by Digital Shadows ) states that more than 15 billion usernames and passwords stolen in over 100 000 data breaches were openly for sale on the Dark Web, over three times the amount available to cybercriminals just two years ago.
So what is the Dark Web, and why should any business be aware of its danger?
What is the Dark Web?
It is the most hidden part of the Internet, invisible for any search engine and where users can stay anonymous. While there are legitimate purposes to the Recent studies show that it has increased by 300% in the last 3 years. Recently, more than 2 million active users connect to the Dark Web through the TOR browser every day.
Should I be afraid?
Some people might think that the Dark Web exists somewhere in a parallel reality. But the danger is closer than it seems to be. Far too often, companies that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the marketplace are not aware of this until they have been informed by law enforcement — but by then, it’s too late.
How can they get my credentials?
When your employees use their work email on third-party websites, like social media, banking, travel sites, etc., it makes your business vulnerable to a breach. Once your credentials are compromised, they end up on numerous marketplaces and will most likely be used for various criminal actions.
How to protect sensitive data
Modern problems requires modern solutions. One of the most effective tools is the Dark Web ID™. By combining artificial intelligence with search capabilities allows to discover if company email addresses and passwords are found on the Dark Web, which gives time for taking actions. Considering the level of complexity alongside the amount of time and resources the reliable cyber protection requires, it might be a good idea to delegate this task to professionals.
Right now Klik Solutions is offering a free Dark Web Scan. Contact us to learn more about this promo.