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Your Personal Data May Be For Sale on the Dark Web

Have you ever wondered if your personal data is available on the dark web and how much it could be sold for? If these questions haven’t ever crossed your mind, you are being naive to the real dangers that are lurking. There are various kinds of stolen personal information, including financial accounts and cards, social media accounts, bank details, phone numbers, credit histories, passports, drivers licenses, and even access to breached databases.

The Dark Web is a subset of the Deep Web. Search engines are not visible to the public and are not crawled/indexed by any search engine spiders like Google. The Dark Web is a world where you can interact anonymously.  There are even marketplaces for stolen personal information, such as Financial Oasis and PayPal Cent. Every piece of personal information is sold at varying rates, based on what it can net a hacker. Apparently hackers can also sell access to the breached databases of various companies. The Surface Web is is the portion of the World Wide Web that is readily available to the public and searchable by Search Engines. People need to understand the Dark Web and Deep Web are different.

There are real dangers to identity theft and people need to understand the serious risks surrounding your digital security and online identity. If a person’s personal information gets hacked, this hack can also have repercussions for the business they work for. 2W Tech a full-service IT Consulting firm that specializes in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We have expert IT Consultants on staff that work with Security solutions. We understand the dangers of the Dark Web and can help you business ensure all of your users and protected, therefore helping ensure your business is protected. Give us a call today and let us do a free scan of your users to see if any of them are compromised.

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