Dark Web Monitoring: Here’s What You Need To Know About It

Today, cyber security threats occur almost every minute of the day. To be precise, a recent study reveals that hackers attack people globally on an average of 2,244 times daily. While cybersecurity budgets have increased in the past decade, it’s unfortunate that cyber threats, such as phishing, domain spoofing, and ransomware are continuing to grow by the day. Darknet monitoring is one of the most effective ways to understand if hackers are attacking your digital business.

In the rest of this post, you’ll find everything about Kaduu’s darknet monitoring service and why it matters for your business.

Here’s the information you need to know about the dark web

What exactly is dark web monitoring and why does it matter to your business? Starting with the definition; this monitoring is a process that involves you looking up and tracking your organization’s information on the dark web.

In case you don’t know, the internet is divided into three different categories. The first category, known as the public web, carries most of the information that is readily available to public users. The second category, known as the deep web, carries all the data that is not indexed by the search engine. These pieces of information are usually hidden behind a login.

The third category is known as the darknet. You can only access this internet section with the help of specialized browsers, such as TOR. On the dark web, different types of data are available to hackers and criminals in exchange for cryptocurrencies. Some of the common data types you’ll find on the dark web marketplace are personal health records (PHI), social security numbers (SSN), exposed technical data & source codes, email address details, and also login data. That’s not all; you’ll also find information, such as birthdays, security questions & answers, personally identifiable information (PII), and many more.

Why is darknet monitoring important for your business?

Before going into details regarding the importance of the dark web, let’s quickly talk about a recent cybersecurity attack.

Recently, DiskUnion, a popular Japanese record chain store and music distributor suffered a full-scale cyber attack. Due to this attack, various information about the company was available to criminals on the darknet. According to the Kaduu team, the attack affected over 701 thousand users. Some of the sensitive pieces of information (on diskunion.net) made available on the dark web are user_ids, email addresses, names, cities, registration dates, member ids, users’ passwords, and torihikisaki codes. Since these details are already on the dark web, hackers can always take advantage of them to deceive and scam innocent users.

One thing you need to understand is that no business is 100% safe from hackers’ reach. However, for you to prevent cyber threat attacks, such as phishing and domain spoofing, you need to have good security measures in place. But sometimes the security infrastructure fails and data is leaked to the dark web. One effective measure to understand if you got successfully hacked is by using dark web monitoring.

This monitoring process will certainly understand if security incidents at your organization become data breaches. In addition, it’ll allow you to better understand external threats to your business. But how exactly can you get started with this monitoring service? Here’s where the need to rely on cyber threat intelligence tools, such as Kaduu.io, comes into play.