The Dark Web is a real cross section of the internet where hackers buy, sell and trade stolen data that has been collected from security breaches and hacked sites. The sites in the Dark Web are not searchable by the search engines, like Google. Stolen data can be sold many times. All levels of hackers then use this data to go after additional content using your personal information. Since “malware kits” are easily found on the internet, even novice hackers are equipped to dive into your online accounts within hours. The hacker might also find out one of the passwords gains access to a corporate VPN or remote access portal. TTJ provides a solution that is also used by folks like LifeLock to monitor your personal data. We call it CyberID-Sleuth. TTJ uses a known set of your IP addresses, partial credit card numbers, and email addresses to monitor high risk events found on the Dark Web. Just in the last year, our system found more than 260 million records and searches for credit cards, social security numbers, phone numbers, medical identifiers, email addresses, bank account/routing numbers, driver’s license numbers and national identification numbers.
Yes, in many cases the consumer is the innocent victim. First, it takes consumer awareness and second, it takes consumer pressure to get businesses and organizations to take action to be PROactive. We all know nothing is 100%. However, if someone found your keys, wouldn’t you want to know? Now up the ante. Check out this 3 minute CyberID-Sleuth video (a.k.a. ETI).