Are Your Company’s Credentials for Sale on the Dark Web?
In today’s world, you cannot run your business without digital credentials. Usernames and passwords connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Cybercriminals know this — and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the dark web.
What is the dark web?
The dark web is a part of the internet that is intentionally hidden and isn’t indexed by Google, Bing, or other search engines. More than 50% of all sites on the dark web are used for criminal activities, including drugs, guns, counterfeit money, credit card numbers, and stolen digital credentials. Compromised credentials are sold and purchased and then used to conduct further criminal activity.
Over 75% of compromised credentials are reported to the victim’s organization by law enforcement, unfortunately, when it has become too late. The data has already been stolen and sold on the dark web.
How does this happen?
When your employees use their work email on third party websites, such as social media, travel sites, or HR/payroll services, it makes your business vulnerable to a breach. The existence of these corporate credentials on the web makes companies vulnerable to social engineering and spearphishing. Employees who use the same password for multiple services, such as network login, social media, and SaaS business applications, will increase the potential damage.
What can you do to protect your business?
Data breaches occur much more often than reported in the news. With 46Solutions dark web monitoring, we can detect if your company is at risk due to exposed credentials. 46Solutions can identify, analyze, and proactively monitor your organization’s compromised or stolen employee and customer data. We connect to multiple dark web services to search for compromised credentials and provide intelligent awareness before a breach can occur.
46Solutions Dark Web Monitoring Services
Identity theft protection and reporting
Proactive monitoring of digital credentials allow46Solutions to respond to a threat immediately to prevent a major breach to your company. With 80,000+ compromised emails daily, our dark web monitoring provides extensive reporting capabilities to track and triage incidents.
We monitor your company’s domain, and employee email addresses in many online sources, including but not limited to:
- Hidden chat rooms
- Private websites
- Peer-to-peer networks
- IRC (internet relay chat) channels
- Social media platforms
- Black market sites
Dark web monitoring allows 46Solutions to see industry patterns long before they become trends, and offer the intelligence to keep you and your employees protected.
Are you already compromised? Call us today to run your credentials for free through our dark web platform.
Eric Del Valle is the business development manager for 46Solutions. He studied computer information systems (CIS) at the University of Louisville and brings a decade of technology sales experience to the company. He enjoys Florida football, craft beer, and spending time with his wife and two children.