Why the dark web is a real threat to your business

Did you know around 60% of the information on the dark web could potentially harm organisations, and phishing attacks have increased by a whopping 667% in 2020?  

These figures are daunting, which is why taking precautions to shield your business is vital. 

What is the Dark Web?

It is not a mysterious alternative internet; in fact, regular users on the internet only access the surface web, which makes up about 4% of the internet; under this layer, we have the deep web making up around 90%, and then even deeper lies the dark web, comprised of the final 6%. To put it into perspective, there are over 4.5 billion web pages on the surface internet. The full internet, both the deep and the dark web, is estimated to be 400 to 500 times larger.  

When you think of the dark web, you might think about spy thrillers and eccentric dramas, but it can be a lot closer to home – and your business – than you think. 

How can the Dark Web affect your business? 

 The nefarious dark web lurkers can steal your employee and customer data, company credit cards, and other confidential information. This is done through common cyberattacks such as phishing emails, malware, and ransomware; this stolen data can then be sold to anonymous buyers. Did you know that Google has to block over 100 million phishing emails daily for Gmail users?  

Research suggests that the dark web acts as a facilitator behind corporate data breaches. Take EasyJet, for example. This year, they were hacked and suffered an enormous data breach; over 9 million customers’ personal details were stolen.  This highlights the real damage done when small doors are left open for hackers to get in.  

How to protect yourself from the Dark Web 

There are a series of actions you can take to protect yourself. So don’t hesitate; act now with these fundamental tips! 

  • Two-Factor Authentication – this will help block hackers from accessing your business network. 
  • Password Manager Technology – A piece of software that will help generate impenetrable password protection. 

While these are all necessary actions to take, Eurotek UK offers an innovative solution to guarding your business against these unseen dangers.

The Dark Web Scan:

You may not have heard of a Dark Web Scan; it is a fantastic opportunity for organisations to raise a level of consciousness about the threat of the dark web. The scan will delve into company domains and employee credentials and discover which accounts have been exposed to cyberattacks. Once the Dark Web Scan has been conducted, Eurotek UK can help put a cybersecurity plan in place to ensure you can go about your business knowing you are protected from the threats of the dark web.  

If you are looking for a way to avoid coming face to face with cybercrime, request your FREE Dark Web Scan and talk to our experts today about how you can be better protected.  

Find out today if you have been exposed and stop any information from getting compromised.