Dark Web Monitoring Services
The "Dark Web" is a part of the World Wide Web that requires special software to access. Once inside, web sites and other services can be accessed.
Identity thieves use the Dark Web to buy and sell personal information. If your email address is there, criminals can potentially gain access to accounts associated with it. Scanning your email is a great first step to better protect your identity because it gives you the knowledge you need to act.
When you sign up for our Dark Web Monitoring Services:
- Vector Choice Identifies compromises through out your organization
- Vector Choice Monitors 24/7 365
- Vector Choice Reports 80,000 compromised emails daily
- Vector Choice Prepares by collecting information
- Vector Choice Predicts to be ahead not just ready
- Vector Choice Prevents with proactive monitoring
About Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring
Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring 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, Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring, combines human and sophisticated Dark Web intelligence with capabilities to identify, analyze and monitor for compromised or stolen employee and customer data, mitigating exposure to clients' most valuable assets - their digital identity. From monitoring your organization's domain for compromised credentials to deploying identity and credit management programs in order to protect the employees and customers you serve - Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring has the solution.
Online criminals may be able to find you, but Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring can help!
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 Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring help protect my organization?
Vector Choice's dark web monitoring service is designed to help both public and private sector organizations detect and mitigate cyber threats that leverage stolen email addresses and passwords. Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring 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).
How are the stolen or exposed credentials found on the Dark Web?
Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring Service 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 chatroom (IRC) channels, 600,000 private Websites, 600 twitter feeds, and execute 10,000 refined queries daily.
Does the identification of my organization's exposed credentials mean we are being targeted by a hacker?
While we can't say definitively that the data we've discovered has already been used to exploit your organization, the fact that we are able to identify this data should be very concerning. Organizations should consult their internal or external IT and/or security teams to determine if they have suffered a cyber incident or data breach.
Some of this data is old and includes employees who are no longer here. Does 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.
How does Vector Choice Dark Web Monitoring service protect your business?
Our Dark Web Monitoring Service delivers the same advanced credential monitoring capabilities used by Fortune 500 companies. It connects to multiple Dark Web servers including Tor, 12P and Freenet, to search for compromised credentials, without requiring you to connect any of your software or hardware to these high-risk services directly. Proactive solution provides real-time awareness of compromised credentials before identify theft or data breaches occur.
Why is this important?
Compromised credentials are used to contact further criminal activity, such as data breaches of sensitive corporate information, as well as identity theft of individual employees. Users often have the same password for multiple services, such as network logon, social media, online stores and other services, exponentially increasing the potential damage from a single compromised username and password.