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October 28, 2021   •   2 minute read

Cybersafe Spotlight: SOL Dark Web

For many, the dark web remains a mysterious and dangerous part of the internet they’d rather ignore. Unfortunately, overlooking this invisible network can jeopardize your systems. We’ll tell you what you need to know about the dark web, how threat actors use it to prepare for a cyberattack, and what you can do to protect your business. 

What Is the Dark Web?

The dark web is like a parallel version of the internet. The main difference is that websites on the dark web are not indexed by search engines, effectively making them covert. The dark web is therefore popular with anyone looking to keep their activities anonymous and private—including criminals.

For cybercriminals, personally identifiable information (PII) is one of the main draws of the dark web. Threat actors preparing to launch an attack may purchase login credentials to make their jobs a little easier. Even if these names and passwords are for low-value targets, such as streaming services, cybercriminals may attempt a credential-stuffing attack, in which they use software to test usernames and passwords on other platforms, such as banking websites. 

After a successful breach, threat actors may also take to the dark web to sell data they’ve collected, including credit card information, login credentials, or even your company’s proprietary knowledge. 

Without eyes on the dark web, cybercriminals may already be preparing for an attack on your business or selling your confidential information. Visibility into this underground cyber realm helps minimize damage. 

While some small business owners mistakenly believe they are not a target due to their size, this may actually render them bigger targets. Threat actors know small businesses often have fewer protections in place, making it easier to get in undetected. Plus, if you have ties to bigger businesses, cybercriminals may be able to leverage access and knowledge from hacking your systems to launch an attack on larger associated targets.

Benefits of SOL Dark Web

Monitor & Detect Compromised Corporate Credentials

SOL Dark Web monitors the dark web around the clock so you don’t have to worry about your corporate credentials falling into the wrong hands when your back is turned.

Protect Against Breach

Threat actors often acquire compromised credentials on the dark web as part of a larger attack. Therefore, dark web monitoring can be a critical step in protecting your business from breaches.

Identify & Filter Results

Sorting through results can be overwhelming and time consuming. SOL Dark Web does this for you—supplying the information you need, without creating unnecessary work.

Convenient Notifications

SOL Dark Web instantly notifies you when it finds your credentials on the dark web. You’ll get both email and SMS alerts so you can act right away to prevent breaches. 

The SOL Dark Web Process

  1. Search

    We methodically check the dark web for your PII.

  2. Detect

    We identify credentials that may be compromised.

  3. Signal

    As soon as we find something, we let you know via email and SMS so you can respond quickly. 

SOL Dark Web is the perfect value-add within SOL XDR. While SOL Dark Web checks the dark web for compromised credentials to help you prevent an attack, SOL XDR monitors your endpoint, network, and cloud environments 24/7/365 for full visibility into security events. Contact us today to learn more about how Cybersafe Solutions can help enhance your security posture.