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Last week, application security company ImmuniWeb released a new free tool to monitor and measure an organisation’s exposure on the Dark Web.

To improve the decision-making process for cybersecurity professionals, the free tool crawls Dark Web marketplaces, hacking forums, and Surface Web resources such as Pastebin or GitHub to provide you with a classified schema of your data being offered for sale or leaked.

All you need to launch a Dark Web search is to enter your domain name.

The volume of stolen credentials on the Dark Web is booming

This week, over 26 million user records, including plaintext passwords, stolen from LiveJournal appeared on a Dark Web marketplace for as low as $35. The present week is likewise sadly marked with a compromise of 31 SQL databases (with 1.6 million rows of client data) from webshop owners.

There were 7,098 breaches reported in 2019, exposing over 15.1 billion records, a new worst year on record according to Risk Based Security report. Over 80% of data breaches within the hacking category involve usage of lost or stolen credentials, says the Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 by Verizon.

While over 21 million of stolen login credentials from Fortune 500 companies were readily available for sale in the Dark Web, according to ImmuniWeb report from 2019.

ImmuniWeb Dark Web monitoring tool in action

ImmuniWeb says that its Deep Learning AI technology is capable of distinguishing and removing duplicates and fake records, providing actionable and risk-scored data to its clients.

images from Hacker News