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Over 21 million stolen login credentials found on the dark web

Stolen login credentials from Fortune 500 companies have been found in numerous places on the dark web, many of which are available in plaintext form.

Amid the 21 million records exposed, it is noted that only 4.9 million of them were fully unique passwords, suggesting that many users have identical or similar passwords. 16 million of them being compromised during the last 12 months.

Source: State of Stolen Credentials in the Dark Web from Fortune 500 Companies | ImmuniWeb Security Blog

Children’s identity theft on rise

Cyber criminals are hacking into sensitive networks to steal the identities of children and are selling it on in underground market places.

Personal information is leaked in data breaches all the time, but what makes the data on children so useful to cyber criminals is how they don’t have any credit history – so they offer a free pass for fraudulent purchases, loans and other transactions without the barriers that might be associated with data belonging to adults.

Source: The latest dark web cyber-criminal trend: Selling children’s personal data | ZDNet

3 ways dark web data trade will change in 2019, and how to protect your business

Both corporate data and personal information continue to be big targets for attackers, especially those attempting to commit acts of terrorism or financial crime. Many organizations feel as though attacks are inevitable, but with careful and consistent security measures, companies can stay safe, according to the report.

In order to implement the most effective security measures, businesses must look at data like a commodity, with the same importance as intellectual party, equipment, and employees, the report found.

Full article: 3 ways dark web data trade will change in 2019, and how to protect your business – TechRepublic

10 things you should know about Dark web

The so-called dark web, a catch-all phrase covering the parts of the internet not indexed by search engines, is the stuff of grim legend. But like most legends, the reality is a bit more pedestrian. That’s not to say that scary stuff isn’t available on dark web websites, but some of the whispered horror stories you might’ve heard don’t make up the bulk of the transactions there.

Full article: Dark web websites: 10 things you should know | CSO Online

Hackers erase 6,500 sites from the Dark Web in one attack

One of the most popular Dark Web hosting services – Daniel’s Hosting – was slaughtered last week when attackers hosed it clean of about 6,500 hidden services. The admin says they’re gone for good: he hasn’t even figured out where the vulnerability is yet.

Source: Hackers erase 6,500 sites from the Dark Web in one attack – Naked Security

Illuminating the Dark Web

It might sound scary, but the ‘dark web’ is not much different from the rest of the internet. Despite the sinister-sounding phrase, there is not just one “dark web.” The term is actually fairly technical in origin, and is often used to describe some of the lesser-known corners of the internet. People often think of the dark web as a place where people sell drugs or exchange stolen information—or as some rare section of the internet Google can’t crawl. It’s both, and neither, and much more.

Full article: Illuminating the Dark Web – Scientific American

Welcome to the dark web: a plain English introduction

The term “dark web” evokes a common set of impressions. Some compare it to the Mos Eisley cantina from Star Wars, a wretched hive of scum and villainy.€ Others call it the “underbelly” of the internet. That’s no surprise, since it’s well known that nearly anything can be bought on the dark web, from stolen medical records to methamphetamines. But is the dark web the seedy place suggested by these metaphors?

Source: Welcome to the dark web: a plain English introduction

UK top 500 legal firm credentials leaked on the Dark Web

On Monday, cybersecurity firm RepKnight released a whitepaper detailing the research. In total, 1,159,687 email addresses were found in the dumps and 80 percent of the addresses were connected to leaked passwords. To make matters worse, the passwords were often stored in plaintext.

Source: UK top 500 legal firm credentials leaked on the Dark Web | ZDNet

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