Dark Web Monitoring
Dark Web Monitoring is a powerful service for helping your organisation avoid a data breach. To understand why Dark Web Monitoring is important, it helps to understand how easy it is for your employee login details to be stolen.
Employees may be tricked into providing their login details via a malicious email, known as phishing. More than 90% of Cyber Attacks that result in a data breach, start with a phishing email.
Likewise, employees often use their same company email address and password to sign up for third party services - such as websites, social media, online shopping, and even gaming.
If these services themselves are then hacked, those login details are often exposed online. For example, in 2012 LinkedIn was hacked by Russian cybercriminals which resulted in 6.5 million passwords being exposed.
When user login details are stolen, they are often sold to the highest bidder on the Dark Web. This is a secret and anonymous area of the internet that requires special software to access.
Once an attacker has login details for an employee, they could potentially walk right in to your systems that are not secured with MFA. They will then attempt to spread laterally, and attempt to compromise further systems.
As an example, they could use your email systems to launch further attacks against your customers and suppliers. If the stolen login details are for a senior member of staff such as a Company Director - the results can be devastating.