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Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated and attacks more frequent!

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Author: Darren Bartlett

Undoubtably you’ve heard mention of the Dark Web – a network of website and servers that
use encryption to obscure traffic and hide exactly who is accessing their content. Because the
tools you need to access the Dark Web are designed to give you anonymity, it has become a
hotbed of criminal activity, used to sell drugs, pornography, weapons and more recently stolen
data.

But why should your business care about the Dark Web, what appears there and how could it
effect your organisations security?

Cyber criminals and cyber attacks are not only becoming more prevalent, with 88% of UK
Business suffering a breach in the last 12 months, but more sophisticated and therefore more
harmful. Hackers who initially compromise a network can be in the network for months, and
sometimes even years, before their activity is spotted.

In fact, Data gained illicitly from your company may already be available in Dark Web data
dumps, or from criminals selling data such as your employees personal records, compromised
passwords, or system access exploits.

Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect you and your employees to
critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this,
thats why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web.

Microsoft sees over 10 million username/password pair attacks every day.
You can’t afford to ignore the Dark Web. Your business needs to take proactive steps to monitor
the Dark Web for employee credentials, insider threats, customer accounts for sale,
compromised banking information, and criminal discussions requesting targeted resource
development focused on compromising your business.

Discover the necessary steps your business should be taking, Read our FREE essential guide.

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