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Data For Sale On The Dark Web

If your data has been compromised, cybercriminals might be selling it at a nice profit on the Dark Web right now.

You hear about data breaches and identity theft every single day. Don’t make the mistake of assuming it’s all being exaggerated to get your attention. If anything, there are too many data breaches for the news to keep up with:

  • 81% of breaches are successful because the cybercriminal hacked weak passwords, or stole them in the first place.
  • 60% of small to medium sized businesses that are hit by a cyber attack go out of business in the following six months.
  • 43% of cyber attacks target small to medium sized businesses.
  • 90% of cybersecurity breaches come down to human error – and 91% of malware is downloaded accidentally through email.

Is Your Data For Sale Online?

If you haven’t experienced a data breach, you’re probably confident that your data isn’t in anyone’s possession other than your own. But are you sure? After all, did you know it takes most businesses up to 6 months to find out that they’ve experienced a data breach?

What if you were hit a few months ago and didn’t realize it? How long might your data have been online without you knowing it? If it is, where would it even be?

Is Your Data On The Dark Web?

When cybercriminals want to buy or sell private data, they go to the Dark Web.

The Dark Web is a small part of the much larger “deep web” – the common name for an extensive collection of websites that aren’t accessible through normal Internet browsers. These websites are hidden from the everyday Internet — or Clearnet — users through the use of overlay networks.

How can you find out if your data is for sale online right now?

There’s only so much you can do on your own – but there are now more direct ways of checking whether your data has been compromised on the Dark Web.

Ask IT Masters to find out for you – we use Dark Web ID.

This commercial solution is designed to detect compromised credentials that surface on the dark web in real-time, offering your business a comprehensive level of data theft protection – it’s an enterprise-level service tailored to businesses like yours. This dark web monitoring solution keeps tabs on the shadiest corners of the online world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – no exceptions.