The dark web is not accessible in the same way as normal portions of the internet. Instead, this hidden network of websites is the place where cybercriminals go to engage in nefarious activities, many of which involve the theft of identity or data.
Some websites on the dark web act as a staging point for attacks on businesses. Sophisticated emails containing information designed to trick recipients or install malware on devices are created by ransomware attackers. These attacks have the express purpose of disrupting computerized processes or stealing sensitive information.
If your business falls victim to a ransomware attack, it could seriously impact the integrity and security of your most sensitive data. Unfortunately, once cybercriminals gain possession of data or control of your IT resources, blackmail is usually the next step.
Cybercriminals on the dark web may blackmail a business directly or threaten to sell logins and data on the dark web. In either case, every second that data and IT resources are compromised has real-world implications. Customers could lose faith in your ability to protect data and may even take legal action against the business.
Dark Web Monitoring
In today’s world of internet reliance, businesses should consider investing in a dark web monitoring service. At Sieve, we monitor the dark web to identify potential breaches that include data or logins belonging to our clients. This is one of the many proactive approaches used by our team to prevent threats such as ransomware attacks.
Dark web monitoring is also a proactive way of identifying new or more sophisticated cyber-attacks. Therefore, businesses need to stay ahead of the game to avoid becoming the next victim of these cybercriminals.
To learn more about the benefits of dark web monitoring, schedule a consultation with a Sieve specialist today. We look forward to helping you protect your business and clients from the dark web.
Meta: Learn to avoid falling victim to cybercriminals operating on the dark web. Sieve can provide monitoring services to protect your login details and data.