Dark Web Monitoring

by Wally Moore

on December 30, 2019

in Cybersecurity

Dark Web Monitoring

Is Dark Web Monitoring useful?

Will Dark Web Monitoring help you to fight identity theft?

Or is Dark Web Monitoring just hype from companies offering their services to retrieve your data, when all they’re really trying to do is separate you from your money?

Good questions.

Here at DTS InfoTech, we know Dark Web Monitoring is useful. Very useful. And we can prove it. Let me share some actual prices for your stolen data. These actual dollar amounts are eye-opening.

Alyssa Newcomb wrote a very informative article for NBC News entitled, “Your identity is for sale on the dark web for less than $1,200.00.” In her piece, Alyssa shares the following stats:

Passwords for individual online banking accounts sell on the dark web for an average of $160.15

She adds, “If that seems pricey, there's plenty of other personal information available for much less.”

  • Getting in the front door of a person's Airbnb account will cost hackers about $7.87
  • Uber credentials are a bargain at $7.00
  • And if cybercriminals get hungry, they can get a GrubHub food delivery login for about $9.16

Consider your username and password a land of opportunity for hackers.

It helps to associate the names of real businesses we all know with actual pricing.

It makes the topic of Dark Web Monitoring more real and brings it home for me.

According to our partner, ID Agent, “Dark Web Monitoring combines human and sophisticated Dark Web intelligence with search capabilities to identify, analyze and proactively monitor for an organization's compromised or stolen employee and customer data.”

The keywords here are proactively and monitor, and they’re very important. Why?

When you find out your username and password are compromised, you can change your password. That’s one pretty good reason why monitoring is useful.

But if you don’t know you’ve been compromised, hackers can continue to use your credentials to engage in their illegal activities. If you know this activity is going on, you can stop it.

How do you do that?

Using sophisticated software, you monitor the internet to see if your credentials have been stolen. It’s quick; it only takes two minutes, and it’s shocking to see.

It will alarm you when you see your credentials used by someone else. You can stop it. How? Change your password. Easy peasy. We’ll show you how!

DTS can help.

Get Dark Web Monitoring with ID Agent and DTS InfoTech.

We’re good at Dark Web Monitoring. Seriously, we are, and we can prove it. Just invite us over to your office, and we can show you; quickly. It only takes a few minutes.

We also know how intimidating technology can be, we make a living helping people just like you who have questions about all things technology, and that includes Dark Web Monitoring.

Most small businesses do not have the technical resources or time to understand all this geek stuff. If this describes you, we can help.

If you would like more information about disaster recovery give us a call, we’re always happy to chat, and the call is FREE. Calls are always FREE!

Read: What Is Dark Web Monitoring?

Dedicated to your success,

Wally Moore

Business Development Manager

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