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We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Dark Web lately. It’s no wonder. More businesses in the DC Area are concerned that their data is being stolen by criminals to sell to other criminals on the Dark Web. They’re worried that their confidential information may be circulating and that someone will break into their bank accounts, and offer private and proprietary business information to the highest bidder.
Many of our clients learned exactly how dangerous the Dark Web is when they heard about the recent bust the federal government made:
On June 27th it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security made their first bust involving criminals selling illegal goods on the Dark Web. (The first? This Dark Web stuff has been going on for a long time!) The arrests were made after a year-long investigation? Why did it take so long?
With this in mind, and seeing how long it takes for the federal government to catch these criminals, do you want to sit around and wait to find out if they’ve put your confidential data on the Dark Web?
The good news is that you don’t have to. You can find out now if your data is for sale on the Dark Web. All you need is Dark Web Scanning.
1. What Is The Dark Web?
It’s a secret internet society that’s mushrooming fast – so fast that the authorities can’t keep up with it. It’s a network that isn’t indexed by search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing.
The Dark Web is only available to a select group of criminals and not to the general public. Criminals install software to hide their identities – software that’s not available to you and me, nor to the feds.
These are shady operatives and hackers that want to pirate our data and sell it on black markets.
2. What Do Criminals Do On The Dark Web?
These are not small groups of men or women sitting in a basement working away. These are illegal and global corporate enterprises that are making hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
It seems that crime does pay after all.
So, we mentioned that you could get Dark Web Scanning to protect your business.
3. What Exactly Is A Dark Web Scan?
4. What Specifically Will Dark Web Scanning Detect?
Everything below, but not limited to:
It looks for data dumps within the black markets on the Dark Web that have anything to do with your organization.
5. What Do Dark Web Scanning Services Include?
We’ll provide initial and ongoing scanning, with continuous monitoring and alerts if we find anything.
6. What Do We Do If You Find That Our Data Is On The Dark Web?
You invalidate it –meaning that you change your account numbers, email addresses, and anything connected to the stolen data. However, it’s important that you respond quickly. Data breaches take both a strong and immediate response from your organization. So, the sooner you implement the scanning, the better. We can tell you more.
You can’t wait for the federal government to shut down criminal enterprises on the Dark Web. There’s no way for them to keep up. You must protect your business. Dark Web Scanning and Network Security Solutions from NTConnections will help.
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