Here is how to protect you and your business against stolen credentials and cyberattacks.
The Covid-19 pandemic saw Irish shoppers switch to online shopping in their droves, with growth in online sales last year surging to five times the average annual growth in 2019. This surge means most people have gotten to know their favourite couriers on a first name basis. It came as a shock for many that Fastway, the international courier service, was in the news due to a cyber-attack.
Over 446,000 peoples’ credentials were stolen including names, addresses, email accounts and phone numbers – everything a hacker needs to access your personal and business digital accounts. Like most compromised companies, Fastway only found out after the fact, when their IT company went in to do some scheduled server maintenance. Their network was breached for over 200 days while they were none the wiser. Luckily, no financial information had been compromised.
The number of cyberattacks against Irish businesses has almost doubled since 2012. According to a report from PWC, it also shows a big jump in the average cost of crimes against companies with one in five incurring losses of between €92,000 and €4.6 million.
Most stolen credentials end up for sale on the Dark Web, the part of the internet that isn’t visible to traditional search engines, but what can you do to protect yourself?
Dark Web Monitoring
At Radius, we provide a service that you might not be aware of called Dark Web Monitoring. We will alert you to any compromises on your company’s domain and make sure your digital accounts are safe. Our search tools scour the Dark Web and its networks including Tor and Onionland as well as chat forums and social media accounts. When your domain name (@companyname.ie) is mentioned, you will be notified.
Sinead Boland, Account Manager at Radius, adds
“we monitor your credentials in real-time on the Dark Web and alert you when a compromise is detected. We’ll then take action to make sure any data breach is stopped before it ever happens”.
Each month you will receive a report with all dark web activity on your domain and if there is none, you get a clean bill of health.
Check your Company’s Dark Web History – One Time Complimentary Report
Curious to see if your domain credentials are listed on the Dark Web? We are offering a free Dark Web check. Enter your details below and we will send you a summary report detailing all compromised emails and associated passwords (if any).
For more information on Dark Web Monitoring or any IT security concerns you have, please contact our sales team on 0818 592 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.