"The Dark Web refers to a collection of websites that exist on an encrypted network and cannot be found by using traditional search engines or visited by using traditional browsers." - ID Agent
Let Us Shine Some Light on the Dark Web for Your Company
Hackers and identity thieves use the Dark Web to buy and sell personal and proprietary information! According to ID Agent, the Dark Web consists of approximately 96% of the Internet and associated content. This means that even if your information is on the Dark Web, the likelihood is that you and/or someone from your company will not know how that happened, when it occurred, and what caused it from happening. So what do you do? New England IT Partners has partnered with ID Agent to Identify, Monitor, and Report about your company's records being found on the Dark Web.
What Do You Get When You Sign Up for Dark Web Monitoring with Us?
Through the use of our groundbreaking technological advances and the skills of our highly touted Dark Web researchers, New England IT Partners has the ability to identify when your company information is being sold on the Dark Web.
Using state-of-the art technology and a highly skilled team of experts, we now have the capability to monitor the Dark Web 24/7/365 for all information that is related to or stemming from your company. You will never again have to be scared of the unknown.
Through our partnership with ID Agent, we have the necessary tools to make sure that your company stays 100% protected from being breached. We will provide you with a step-by-step process on how you can better protect your company from being protected from the dangers of the Dark Web!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Dark Web?
The Dark Web is a hidden universe contained within the “Deep Web”- a sub-layer of the Internet that is hidden from conventional search engines. Search engines like Google, BING and Yahoo only search .04% of the indexed or “surface” Internet. The other 99.96% of the Web consists of databases, private academic and government networks, and the Dark Web. The Dark Web is estimated at 550 times larger than the surface Web and growing. Because you can operate anonymously, the Dark Web holds a wealth of stolen data and illegal activity.
How Does Dark Web ID Help Protect My Company?
Our service is designed to help both public and private sector organizations detect and mitigate cyber threats that leverage stolen email addresses and passwords. Dark Web ID leverages a combination of human and artificial intelligence that scours botnets, criminal chat rooms, blogs, Websites and bulletin boards, Peer to Peer networks, forums, private networks, and other black-market sites 24/7, 365 days a year to identify stolen credentials and other personally identifiable information (PII).
Data Source Locations & Descriptions: Where Do We Find Data?
• Dark Web Chatroom: compromised data discovered in a hidden IRC
• Hacking Site: compromised data exposed on a hacked Website or data dump site
• Hidden Theft Forum: compromised data published within a hacking forum or community
• P2P File Leak: compromised data leaked from a Peer-to-Peer file sharing program or network
• Social Media Post: compromised data posted on a social media platform
• C2 Server/Malware: compromised data harvested through botnets or on a command and control (C2) server
How Are The Stolen Or Exposed Credentials Found On The Dark Web?
Dark Web ID focuses on cyber threats that are specific to our clients’ environments. We monitor the Dark Web and the criminal hacker underground for exposure of our clients’ credentials to malicious individuals. We accomplish this by looking specifically for our clients’ top level email domains. When a credential is identified, we harvest it. While we harvest data from typical hacker sites like Pastebin, a lot of our data originates from sites that require credibility or a membership within the hacker community to enter. To that end, we monitor over 500 distinct Internet relay chat-room (IRC) channels, 600,000 private Websites, 600 twitter feeds, and execute 10,000 refined queries daily.
Are There Any Special Credentials Needed To Investigate The Dark Web?
You do not need special permission to access the deep or Dark Web. However, accessing the deep or Dark Web requires the use of a “TOR” browser and should only be done using a VPN/encrypted tunnel. In general, we advise against attempting to access the Dark Web.
Some Of This Data Is Old And Includes Employees That Are No Longer Working For Us. Doesn’t This Mean We Are Not At Risk?
While employees may have moved on from your organization, their company issued credentials can still be active and valid within the 3rd party systems they used while employed. In many cases, the 3rd party systems or databases that have been compromised have been in existence for 10+ years holding millions of “zombie” accounts that can be used to exploit an organization. Discovery of credentials from legacy employees should be a good reminder to confirm you’ve shut down any active internal and 3rd party accounts that could be used for exploit.
About ID Agent
ID Agent provides a comprehensive set of threat intelligence and identity monitoring solutions to private and public-sector organizations and to millions of individuals impacted by cyber incidents. The company’s flagship product, Dark Web ID, delivers Dark Web intelligence to identify, analyze and monitor for compromised or stolen employee and customer data, mitigating exposure to clients’ most valuable asset – their digital identity.
Call New England IT Partners Today To See How We Can Protect Your Company From The Dangers Of The Dark Web!