Dark Web Dangers

By Kevin L Mabry

June 15, 2021

#DataBreach, #DataSecurity, #HIPAASecurity, dark web, healthcare, Netflix, United States, Web Dangers

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With healthcare as being a top target in the realm of cybercrime, it never hurts to perform a review from time to time from the landscape as well as the everyone in the game. We’ll also check out how you may be compromised without realizing it or suspecting it might happen.

A Lay from the Land

We begin at the very top, with an introduction to the web structure. Whenever you search, interact, use social networking, or purchase something on Amazon . com, you’re while using obvious or surface web. As the figures will constantly change, reports usually identify under 10% from the data that’s really available on the web to be here. Some research indicates even less than 4% of what’s online is simply the surface web. Putting that in perspective would be to state that should you consider the world population, 5% resides in The United States. All of those other world would represent that which you don’t see online – or at best you do not easily see or utilize it.

Next, we’ve another (roughly) 95% from the information which is online. That’s located on the Deep Web. It’s known as that since you won’t think it is on the Search – or through the use of every other common internet search engine. Going even much deeper (pardon the pun) inside the Deep Web may be the Dark Web. Regardless of the dark and brooding name, this isn’t the underbelly around the globe where all crime is committed, however it does permit criminal activity to occur a lot more easily. Security was fundamentally of their intent, meaning you should utilize specialized browsers to gain access to the information found here such as the Onion Router (Tor). For that reason greater degree of security, and frequently anonymity, criminal behavior is much more prone to happen.

That Account Isn’t Important

It could appear silly to consider that the hacker has your Netflix account credentials. They acquired this from the acquisition of data around the dark web – which she or he bought for pennies. What could they are doing with this? Watch The Crown? Less than what their intent is. They will take that password and username, have a file that mix-references the many other occasions your computer data is compromised, and this may be developed over years, and they’ll produce a file of the information which will get increasingly more effective with every acquisition.

They may perform a quick phishing email and give back a reminder they “have your credentials” and can threaten to reveal compromising messages or photos. This may be a lie but certainly causes many people to stop and question what could be available they aren’t conscious of. The unsuspecting and fearful victim then clicks the hyperlink and can either send money or deploy harmful software for their computer – or worse, business network.

Hold On, There’s More

So, your house you apply the same password for work as well as for Netflix. Another username, however the same password. A fast guess could give a hacker together with your email login for your work accounts, and they’ve the password from another breach. Description of how the like the network and you’ve got No Clue that they’re logged in since there never was an agreement that you simply were alerted to regarding your projects email.

It’s a twisted web that people weave online, so we leave traces in our identities in a lot of locations that we frequently forget where we put what information. For this reason utilizing a unique password for every account is really important and remaining diligent with regards to enabling safety measures like multi-factor authentication. What this means is if somebody logs on while you, you receive a reminder in your phone or via email. Creating a strong wall around your personal cybersecurity may also enforce the walls around your professional existence and eventually safeguard all the patients that you train with too.#DataSecurity

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