There are over one billion stolen passwords for sale on the dark web. Keep reading to learn about the dark web, the sale of stolen credentials, and how Agency can monitor the dark web to protect you and your passwords.
What Is The Dark Web?
The dark web is a portion of the internet that is not accessible via popular search engines. To access the dark web, you need to use an anonymizing browser called Tor. An anonymizing browser achieves exactly what you think it does: it keeps your identity and location obscured.
The Sale Of Stolen Credentials
Cybercriminals commonly harvest logins and other sensitive information through spear-phishing, ransomware, or other tactics. These methods of collecting data are extremely effective and fuel the sale of credentials on both online criminal marketplaces and public forums. Cybercriminals also sell information like email addresses, home addresses, and phone numbers.
If hackers access your credentials, you may face serious and irreversible consequences. They may try to drain your financial accounts, hold your social media accounts for ransom, or try to gain access to more of your accounts.
Hackers can cause significant damage and costs, especially if you reuse your passwords.
How Password Managers Keep You Safe
Password managers are just one tool of cybersecurity you need to protect your devices. Password managers keep your passwords easily accessible to you but difficult to access for hackers.
Most cybersecurity specialists advise password managers as the most secure way to protect your passwords.
Agency’s Personal Cybersecurity Plan Includes A Password Manager As Well As:
- Active Dark Web Monitoring
- 24/7 Active Security Monitoring & Response by U.S. Professionals
- Next-Gen Antivirus/EDR
- ID Theft Coverage
- Personal Information Removal
Be empowered to use longer and more complex passwords that you don’t reuse out of convenience.
How Agency Can Protect You And Your Passwords
Agency does more than manage your passwords. Agency also actively monitors the dark web for your credentials.
You are notified if your passwords are found and which account’s password has been compromised.
Chances are, you’ve already been part of a data breach. Check if your credentials have been compromised with our free dark web report.
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