Serasa Antifraude recently launched an online tool for monitoring email addresses on the dark web. This most secretive and obscure part of the Internet is popular with hackers and cybercriminals, and is commonly used for illegal practices such as arms and drug trafficking. The dark web is also known for buying and selling personal data for cyber criminals to apply scams.
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Simply enter the email address in the field provided by the Serasa Antifraude portal to find out if the address has been detected in any illegal dark web personal data trade. This functionality is free, while other platform services such as information on which site the email was exposed and / or marketed and details of the leaked data are available to users for a monthly subscription of $ 14.16.
Serasa Antifraude has a dark web email monitoring system Foto: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
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According to a survey by Serasa Consumidor, approximately 91% of Internet users do not know the main ways to identify if they got their leaked data or were already victims of online scams. In addition, about 38% of respondents have never heard of the deep web and only 2% could explain what the dark web. In order to inform if the e-mail has been exposed on the dark web, the new tool still sends alerts via message if the address is detected in this area of the Internet after the first consultation.
How to protect personal data on the Internet?
To prevent netizens from having their lives exposed on the net and helping them to prevent scams, some precautions can be taken. Just them:
- Do not expose your personal data on social networks or on unofficial, unknown or unsafe websites and platforms;
- Keep your devices always protected with up-to-date antivirus;
- Avoid saving personal data, banking or passwords on platforms or choose to use platform-specific platforms such as password managers;
- Be wary of calls requesting personal information, such as name, social security number, and bank account;
- Be aware of the origin of emails requesting the information cited in the previous topic;
- Avoid browsing through unsafe and / or suspicious websites.
What to do if you have dark web leaked data
Serasa Antifraude develops protocol to protect against cybercriminal attacks Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
Serasa's online security platform also provides tips on how to proceed in the event of a scam. After notification of the leak, the recommended measures are:
- Be aware of credit card invoices and bank statement statements;
- In case of suspicious activity, immediately cancel accounts and issue a report;
- Replace all current passwords and access with new efficient and unique credentials, preferably with a high level of security.
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