It’s pretty safe to assume that you, like most of the people on the planet, browse the internet on a regular basis. Whether you use it for work, shopping, or just for fun, the internet has become a necessity in our daily lives. That doesn’t mean it’s without risks, however.
When we spend time online, we end up sharing our personal data with external entities, especially when signing up for services or making purchases. While this is typically safe most of the time, what would happen if your personal information was compromised? Where does it go? Well, in the event of a data breach or cyber attack, your personal information (including your financial assets) could be at risk of ending up for sale on the Dark Web .
How can I tell if my information is on the Dark Web?
That’s an excellent question. You would think that if this kind of personal data is for sale online, a quick Google search may yield some results. You might get a few hits, but you won’t find anything on the Dark Web. That’s because the websites and material on the Dark Web are not indexed by search engines, which makes it impossible for the average user to access. Due to its elusive nature, it’s also a haven for criminal activity.
Cybercriminals use the Dark Web to buy and sell pieces of personal information, such as a person’s name, email, account numbers and passwords, etc. They piece this information together bit by bit until they have enough information on a person to steal his or her identity to create a full profile. This can lead to identity fraud and a massive headache to get accounts back in order.
Fortunately, there is a solution.
Using the Dark Web Monitor from ScoresMatter, you can check to see if any of your information is at risk on the Dark Web in real time. Our monitor will send you alerts to let you know if any of your personal information has leaked onto the Dark Web. Not only that, but our dashboard features personalised tips and information, along with next steps on what to do if your information has been compromised.
How it Works
We work in conjunction with Acuris Risk Intelligence Limited to provide the Dark Web Monitor service. We search for any mention of your personal information in the Acuris Cybercheck Database, which holds an extensive record of information that has been in criminal hands, chatrooms, or marketplaces, and then notify you of your risk based on those findings.
Why it Matters
Data breaches and cyber attacks have become commonplace. Even your favorite retailers aren’t immune, and like it or not, we all take risks every time we make purchases, whether we use an app or plastic. That’s why Dark Web monitoring matters. Because even if your Dark Web Monitor doesn’t yield a match on the Dark Web initially, it doesn’t mean that it couldn’t at some point. That’s why it’s important to watch for activity on a continuous basis using the Dark Web Monitor.
When it comes to keeping your information safe, time is of the essence. Act now by trying our Dark Web Scan today!