Safely Investigate Dark Web Activity
If your organization unfortunately becomes the victim of a cyberattack, your internal IT department may need to perform an investigation to determine the source of the malware and how to repair the damage. That could involve a dive into the dark web, which by itself brings its own risk to your devices and network.
Here are some tips to avoid stumbling into more cybersecurity issues on your network while investigating a cyberattack on the dark web:
- Understand the different levels of the internet — There’s the open web we’re all familiar with; the deep web where information is not indexed but can still be accessed through an account or a subscription; and the dark web, which through its anonymous ambiguity is a playground for hackers of all skill levels.
- Join dark web forums to learn how criminals operate – For investigators, there is plenty of illicit activity taking place on the dark web. However, it may be wise to spend your time on forums to learn what cybercrooks are planning and how they plan on committing their crimes.
- Stay safe – Just like the open web, there are plenty of sites on the dark web that merely serve as conduits for malware. Be aware of the sites you visit on the dark web to avoid create more problems beyond the ones you’re investigating.
Don’t fall victim to the perils on the dark web. 2W Tech can help. We rely on Dark Web ID from ID Agent, the industry’s first commercial solution to detect your compromised credentials in real time on the dark web. Using a proprietary technology, Dark Web ID vigilantly searches the most secretive corners of the Internet to find compromised credentials associated with your company, contractors and other personnel, and notifies you immediately when these critical assets are compromised, before they are used for identity theft, data breaches or other crimes. Call 2W Tech today to learn more.