What is the Dark Web?
The Dark Web is a component of the Deep Web, the terms often erroneously used interchangeably. The Deep Web is a wider set of content that does not appear through regular internet browsing activities such as university intranets or internal corporate sites but does not require encryption to access. The Dark Web requires encryption and the use of specific browsers like Tor.
While the Dark Web may have good purposes such as protecting the identities of whistle-blowers or allowing information exchange from oppressed regimes, it has overwhelmingly attracted bad actors who use it to obscure transactions for drugs, weapons, child pornography, the sale of stolen personal data, and terrorism.
What is Dark Web Monitoring?
Dark Web monitoring, also known as cyber monitoring, is an identity theft prevention product that enables you to monitor your identity information on the dark web, and receive notifications if your information is found online.