How to Protect Your Identity on the Dark Web

Did you know that 1 in 15 people became victims of identity fraud in 2017 alone? Overall, 33 percent of Americans have experienced identity theft in some form, and 20 percent of victims have gone through it more than once. Having your personal information stolen, whether it’s a Netflix password or a Social Security number, leaves you feeling violated, unsafe, and helpless. It’s common to feel like there’s nothing you can do to prevent your information from being stolen, especially when it’s breached via a company that you trusted with your personal information. With dark web monitoring services from C3 Technologies, you’ll have a dedicated team constantly monitoring the dark web for your personal information, and you’ll be notified as soon as anything appears.

What is the Dark Web?

The dark web is a part of the Internet that isn’t indexed by search engines and can only be accessed via special software. Although there are legal information and services available on the dark web, such as medical records and government resources, it has a reputation for the illegal activity that occurs throughout it. The dark web is often used to post or sell people’s personal information – anything from social media profile passwords to Social Security and credit card numbers. When a person or company’s secure information is hacked and accessed, it is often sold on the dark web to the highest bidder.

How Can You Protect Yourself?

Most user information online isn’t secure because visitors use the same password across multiple websites and accounts, even if that single password is considered a strong one. In order to better protect yourself, it’s highly recommended that you use a different password for each of your online accounts. This way, users who gain access to your Netflix account can’t also gain access to your bank information or medical portal. Keeping a physical notebook with a list of passwords written down is a more secure way to remember each password rather than having it on a digital device or only having a couple of passwords across all accounts. The chance of a hostile stranger gaining access to physical password records is far less likely than an online hacker gaining access to your digital information. You should also go through and update any passwords that are weak or have been compromised previously. The best way to ensure that your passwords are secure, however, is to run a dark web scan and monitor your information. Dark web scanning and monitoring services can help you discover and protect stolen information that you wouldn’t otherwise realize has been stolen. Don’t wait until your bank account is emptied to take notice of your compromised information. Be notified as soon as the first breach occurs with C3’s dark web monitoring service.

Spotlight ID

Spotlight ID is a powerful platform that monitors the dark web for your information and immediately notifies you when it detects someone using or selling your compromised identity. Spotlight will monitor your personal identity information, social profiles, and credit profiles to make sure that the information hasn’t been accessed and exploited. In the case of identity theft, Spotlight’s US-based team will work tirelessly to help you recover and restore your identity. There are three flexible and affordable protection plans available, so you can choose the option that’s best for you. We even offer a family bundle that provides protection for two adults and up to 10 minors, so you can keep your entire family’s information secure.

Virtually everyone with an online presence has their identifying information made available on the dark web at some point in their life. Get notified as soon as it happens and stop identity theft in its tracks with the Spotlight ID platform courtesy of C3 Tech. Here at C3 Tech, we always make our customers our top priority, and we’ll work diligently to ensure that your company’s needs are always met as quickly as possible. If you’d like to find out more about our dark web monitoring or any of the other services we provide, give us a call at (714) 689-1700 today.