The dark web is a part of the internet that isn’t indexed by search engines. This means that the dark web is largely ‘hidden’ as it cannot be accessed in a straightforward manner by regular internet users. A large part of the dark web is used for illegal or criminal activities – for instance, one can buy stolen credit card numbers, all manner of drugs, guns, counterfeit money, stolen subscription credentials, hacked video streaming site accounts and software that can help them break into other people’s computers.
Due to the nature of content available on the dark web, you can be at risk if your personal identifiable information is stolen and ends up there. For instance, the dark web contains a lot of information that is highly illegal, including stolen information for sale, banned content and more. If your information appears on the dark web, it could be detrimental to you in many ways as you wouldn’t know who ends up getting hold of your data and what they’re going to use it for.
How can CTOS SecureID protect me from the dark web?
CTOS SecureID’s data breach and dark web monitoring feature scans the dark web for information that you have provided consensually. If your information turns up on the dark web, the system will pick that up and send you an alert or notification. Then, you’ll be able to take action to protect yourself, such as changing your passwords or shutting down certain accounts.