The activity we saw on criminal marketplaces during the 2020 holiday shopping season surprised us – huge spikes in the sales of crimeware tools and stolen credentials for particular restaurants, airlines and other consumer services accounts. Get the details in this on-demand webinar.
Dark Web Monitoring Is Not Enough
The “dark web” refers to the section of the internet that requires additional privacy support from visitors that can be provided by services like Tor and I2P. Entities (including websites) within the “dark web” are known as hidden services, and due to the access requirements for these services, they are not indexed by commonly-used search engines like Google and Bing. Naturally, some criminals take advantage of this extra security and privacy to buy, sell, and trade all manner of contraband, including stolen credentials.
Unfortunately, not all criminal activity takes place solely via the “dark web,” which means dark web monitoring tools offer insufficient protection. A large volume of criminal transactions, which can include the sale and trade of fresh breach data, happen through private exchange within trusted networks.
SpyCloud goes beyond dark web monitoring by leveraging human intelligence to infiltrate criminal communities and gain access to breach data that isn’t available otherwise, giving enterprises greater — and faster — visibility of exposed credentials and PII that threaten the security of their users’ accounts.