2020 not only brought us a global pandemic, but it also brought a wave of online crime that security professionals are calling the “Cyber Pandemic.”
According to the FBI, cybercrime reports jumped 400% during the first few months of the COVID crisis. It’s projected that in 2021 there will be a cyberattack every 11 seconds (almost twice the rate of just two years ago).
What happens in a lot of these attacks is the theft of all types of personal and company information, including FEINs, SSNs, emails, phone numbers, credit card details, and more. These hackers are basically trying to steal whatever data they can.
Just one weak password or computer that hasn’t been properly updated can mean your information is compromised and in the hands of a criminal.
A significant portion of that stolen data isn’t used by the person that stole it. Instead, it’s sold on the “Amazon” of the criminal underground – the Dark Web.
How Much Can a Criminal Get for Your Personal Data?
Selling personal and company data on the Dark Web has become quite lucrative for individual hackers as well as criminal cartels. When it comes to using stolen credit cards, login credentials, and online banking details, it’s all about the volume.
One hit on a major retailer’s database can get a hacker millions of email/password combinations that can be quickly monetized.
Here’s how much personal and business data are going for on the Dark Web:
- PayPal account logins: $156 – $320 each
- Online banking logins: $65 each
- Amex card with PIN: $35 each
- Credit card details: $12 – $20 each
How do you know if your details are out there for sale on the Dark Web? Unless you have monitoring in place, it’s going to be difficult, and most likely you won’t find out until something bad happens, like someone charging up thousands of dollars in your name.
You can have the best cybersecurity services in the world and still have your data stolen through a breach of a vendor you use.
For example, many companies and individuals buy logo items from CafePress. That retailer had a breach of 23 million accounts in February of 2019. Account-holders whose personal information was breached wasn’t notified until later in the summer, roughly 6 months after the breach originally happened.
So, all that time, their information could easily have been sold and bought on the Dark Web multiple times.
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- Security Awareness Training
- Cybersecurity Assessment
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With our Advanced Breach Prevention Platform, the Dark Web is Monitored 24/7
If there is a breach of one of your company logins it can mean costly downtime, stolen data, and other problems for your business. With our Dark Web monitoring, you have domain-level scanning for any of your company’s email addresses on multiple dark web marketplaces.
Alerts in Real-Time if your information is found to be exposed!
You won’t have to worry about not knowing your information was breached until months later when the vendor finally gets around to it. You get real-time results and know immediately if any of your information is for sale on the Dark Web. (You may even know about it before a breached vendor does!)
Detailed Reporting of what was found
With CyberDefend247.com Dark Web monitoring, you aren’t just notified that “something” was found on a scan. You’re provided with detailed reporting of exactly what was compromised, including any breached passwords, so you can take protective actions right away.
You Get Suggested Remediation Help
You have your own personal monitoring portal where you can access your Dark Web monitoring data. In addition to reporting on what was found, you’re also provided with suggested next steps for protecting your company if the information has been compromised.
Scan As Much As You Like
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