What is the dark web?
The dark web is part of the internet that allows its users to remain anonymous. It is not easily accessible. The dark web facilitates illegal activity such as identity theft, child abuse, drug trafficking and more.
Why would someone steal my data?
Your data could be worth a lot of money to cyber criminals. All sorts of stolen personal and business information may be sold to the highest bidder on the dark web to facilitate identity theft, fraud, and other illegal activity.
Data breaches can include email addresses, phone numbers, date of birth, passport numbers, driver licenses, bank details, and more
What could happen to my data?
Depending on what information is stolen, stolen data can be used in a number of ways, including:
- Sending fraudulent emails from your compromised email account
- Installing malware to steal further information on your network
- Defacing, owning or replacing your website
- Accessing other accounts, such as customer databases
- Selling on or even holding your data ransom
What do I do if I’m a victim of a data breach?
A free dark web scan can tell you what, if any, information has been breached. You can then take steps to mitigate damage and protect against future attacks.
It’s also vital to keep your IT systems up to date and maintain constant vigilance over your security. StormWarden can help, with 24/7 IT support and OMNI managed services.