Dark Web Monitoring

Our Dark Web Monitoring tool allows you to safely monitor activity and identify whether your data has been compromised. See what we offer here.

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Automated Dark Web Monitoring

Our automated Dark Web Monitoring solution is at the heart of the Skurio Digital Risk Protection platform.

It performs surface web, Deep web and Dark Web scans around the clock for your business data. Our comprehensive source feeds include IRC chatrooms, bin sites, data dumps and social sources, as well as Dark Web sites, to detect sensitive data efficiently.

Alert Monitoring

Alert monitors are easy to configure for your domain, emails, brands, products and services or any other types of data you want to look for, using broad keyword searches or pattern matching.

Specialist monitoring is provided for typosquatting domain registrations and customer data breaches, to protect your customers from becoming the victims of fraud scams.

Complete Collaboration

Share results, add comments, manage investigations and create reports with our collaboration tools and integrate feeds to other SOC systems with our application programming interface (API) integration tools.

We provide in-app access to request takedowns and get advice from our expert threat analysts, so you know you’re in safe hands. Additional analyst services packages provide on-tap expertise to complement your own security team.

What is Dark Web monitoring?

Dark Web monitoring uses automated tools to assist in the discovery of leaked or stolen company information, such as compromised passwords and other sensitive data.

Using Dark Web monitoring to keep an eye on dark web data, companies can discover whether they’ve been hacked or if there are signs that they could be, as well as who is attacking them and what strategies they’re employing.

How does Dark Web monitoring work?

Dark Web monitors use customised or proprietary software tools including crawlers, scanners and scrapers, which are like supercharged surface web search engines, to perform Dark Web scans and scrape Dark Web forums where compromised credentials are offered and sold.

Dark Web data feeds are process to identify information relating to customised search terms and they produce Dark Web alerts and reports that identify any hacked credentials for the account owner or company.

WHITEPAPER – THE RISKS OF THE DARK WEB FOR BUSINESS

From sales of breached data, to attack planning and fraud, activity on the Dark Web is posing an increasing risk to businesses. This whitepaper looks at how cyber-criminals use the Dark Web. It explores the kinds of threats that can result from your business data finding its way onto the Dark Web and what you can do about it.

WARNING: Contains spider imagery!

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Risks of the Dark Web Whitepaper

What types of data are on the Dark Web and what should I monitor for?

BreachAlert: Dark Web Monitoring & Breach Detection Tool
  • Illicitly shared information about your infrastructure that could lead to attack planning—early discovery can prevent the attack from succeeding.
  • Breached credentials or identity theft of your staff or senior executives that could put them at risk of Doxing, identity fraud, or targeting by activists.
  • Shared service hacks resulting in compromised accounts that give fraudsters free or discounted access to your products and services and can have a serious impact on your revenue streams—If you know what loopholes you have, you can shut them down quickly.
  • Sold or published credit card numbers or banking information—so that action can be taken to stop those cards or details from being used by identity thieves for fraudulent transactions.
  • Intellectual property or digital assets for sale without your authority—helps you take swift action to prevent them from falling into the hands of your competitors.

Who needs a Dark Web monitoring service?

A Dark Web monitoring service helps any organisation that is responsible for securing sensitive customer data, owns valuable intellectual property, or could be a target for any kind of criminal cyber activity such as identity theft.

Organisations that are serious about developing a complete security strategy to safeguard their business and customers should think about including dark web monitoring into their security strategy.

Using a Dark Web monitoring service that lets you look for multiple types of data and information will help you to fully protect your important assets.

Find the solution that’s right for you

Whether you’re an IT manager looking for a first step into Dark Web monitoring
or a CISO with an established SOC team seeking intelligence from external sources, Skurio can help.

We constantly add new sources to the platform and can include sites of interest for your business or industry.

Instead of spending hours researching, compiling information, and filtering out false positives, your threat analysts can instantly focus on producing intelligence from the results Skurio delivers that are relevant to your business.

There’s no waiting around for an end-of-month report either, our instant notifications by email, text or Slack message let you know as soon as Skurio has detected your data.

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Incredibly powerful.

“It’s incredibly powerful when you see your information is on the Dark Web and you can see how easily it can be sold or shared.”

David Perstl, Security Officer, BearingPoint

FAQs

Dark Web Monitoring tools automatically scan the Dark Web and scrape information from sites, forums and marketplaces.

They capture a plaintext copy of the content before it is taken down which is then indexed so it can be safely searched for your data. At its simplest, Dark Web Monitoring can be thought of as a “Google” for the Dark Web.

Data breach is inevitable and traditional IT security tools give you no guarantee to stop or detect all potential threats. That’s because most breaches are caused by your users, not through criminal activity by hackers.

That doesn’t mean your employees are freely giving your data away but, one way or another, humans were socially engineered or accidentally involved in exposing data in a whopping 85% of data breaches in 2020.

Even with the tightest defences, breaches of data can still occur. Your digital supply chain is continually expanding with remote working and transfer of IT services to Cloud applications. This makes you reliant on suppliers and partners to protect your data as well as you do.

Data is critical to your business but it’s also extremely valuable to cybercriminals – so if your data is lost, leaked or stolen, it could be headed straight for the Dark Web.

Password compromise services may let you know if a password has been exposed but they won’t advise you if other sensitive information like payment or banking details were also revealed.

The average cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86m but if you actively monitor for data breaches you can detect them faster and limit the impact and extent of reputational damage, fines, litigation and operational costs. When data is shared or sold on the Dark Web it can be used to target your business or your customers in further cyberattacks or fraud scams. So, knowing what’s out there is key to protecting them.

Most data ends up in breach data dumps that can be used for widescale phishing campaigns or account takeover, where criminals hijack or monitor accounts in search of a more lucrative scam. An estimated 61% of data breaches result in the sale of credentials – email or username and password combinations. Credential breaches are the equivalent of giving a front door key to a hacker, potentially allowing them to access your network and carry out further attacks.

Criminals can buy credential breaches for less than the cost of data from legitimate sources and though some are given away freely, other types of data are more lucrative. A complete set of data for an individual can retail on the Dark Web for $150 when it is packaged into a digital profile. These are auctioned to criminals for identity fraud, which are used for loan applications, money laundering and impersonation. The sooner you can act, the better the chance you have to mitigate these threats or avoid them altogether.

Looking for personal data on the Dark Web isn’t straightforward. Posts can be taken down after a short time and some sites require you to set up an account to access them, which can be very difficult to get. Using manual research techniques is time-consuming and requires a very specific set of skills. You need to know where to look, go ‘under cover’, and build relationships before you are allowed access to some of these closed sites.

Any interaction on the Dark Web comes with risk. Clicking on the wrong link can put you in danger of downloading malware or marking you as a target for hackers. The Dark Web is also home to illegal and disturbing content which you should protect your staff from accessing. Using a Dark Web Monitoring tool is the best way to find the information you need in a safe and automated way.

The average cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86m but if you actively monitor for data breaches you can detect them faster and limit the impact and extent of reputational damage, fines, litigation and operational costs.

When data is shared or sold on the Dark Web it can be used to target your business or your customers in further cyberattacks or fraud scams. So, knowing what’s out there is key to protecting them.

Most data ends up in breach data dumps that can be used for widescale phishing campaigns or account takeover, where criminals hijack or monitor accounts in search of a more lucrative scam.

An estimated 61% of data breaches result in the sale of credentials—email account username and password combinations, phone numbers, and even bank account numbers.

Credential breaches are the equivalent of giving a front door key to a hacker, potentially allowing them to access your network and carry out further attacks.

Criminals can buy credential breaches for less than the cost of data from legitimate sources and though some are given away freely, other types of data are more lucrative. A complete set of data for an individual can retail on the Dark Web for $150 when it is packaged into a digital profile.

These are auctioned to criminals for identity fraud, then used for loan applications, money laundering, and impersonation. The sooner you can act against this ID theft, the better the chance you have to mitigate these threats or avoid them altogether.

The Dark Web is not banned in the United Kingdom or the United States.

US military researchers developed the technology, known as Tor (The Onion Router) in the mid-1990s and released it into the public domain for everyone to use and giving them the ability to retain anonymity.

The reason was to allow their spies to use it and remain undetected amongst the other users.

Today, preventing private individuals from accessing the Dark Web—or simply tracking who is using the Dark Web is incredibly difficult. An outright ban of the Dark Web would not be ethical or enforceable.

Looking for personal data on the Dark Web isn’t straightforward. Posts can be taken down after a short time and some sites require you to set up an account to access them, which can be very difficult to get.

Using manual research techniques is time-consuming and requires a very specific set of skills. You need to know where to look, go ‘under cover’, and build relationships before you are allowed access to some of these closed sites.

Discovery of employee information on the Dark Web will require a full overhaul of password security on employee and client data, email accounts and anything else that is, or is likely to be, compromised.

Making your staff aware of compromised information is the best way to prevent further cyber incidents including phishing or social engineering attacks.

Put in place a robust Dark Web Monitoring tool such as the Skurio Digital Risk Protection platform to search thousands of dark web pages, detect suspicious activity and inform you immediately by email, text or Slack message. You can then request takedowns and get advice from expert threat analysts.

Any interaction on the Dark Web comes with risk. Clicking on the wrong link can put you in danger of downloading malware or marking you as a target for hackers. The Dark Web is also home to illegal and disturbing content which you should protect your staff from accessing. Using a Dark Web Monitoring tool is the best way to find the information you need in a safe and automated way.

A public data breach left unresolved for even a small period can damage your brand’s reputation and cost a company millions of pounds in fraud, fines, legal fees, lost business and other revenue.

Learn more about Dark Web Monitoring

  • On Demand Webinar

The Dark Web: The hidden threats to your business

View this on-demand webinar to hear about the latest activity on the Dark Web which could impact the security of your business.

 

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  • Whitepaper

Risks of the Dark Web for business

This whitepaper looks at how criminals use the Dark Web and explores the threats you could face if your business data finds its way onto it.

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Product overview

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