Data breaches on the dark web, how they happen:
Account Takeover (ATO) attacks have become an extremely lucrative business for cybercriminals.
Even unsophisticated threat actors can compromise a number of your customer or employee-facing accounts with little to no knowledge of traditional hacking techniques.
Even if you have one of the most secure sites in the world. Human negligence still plays a massive risk for data breaches.
People tend to re-use their work email and passwords to subscribe or login to unsecure sites that are easily breached. Which means even if your network hasn’t been breached, your details might still be unsecure on multiple other sites that your workforce has logged into over time.
When these sites are breached the data is sold onto the dark web, to be used by other cybercriminals for phishing scams, identity theft and other kinds of attacks.
Dark web monitoring comes into play here. The J2 Dark web monitoring service allows you to identify compromised records so that the threat can be remediated before you are compromised.