Understanding current financial fraud tactics is critical for banks to detect and predict attacks. The “hidden internet,” which includes the deep and dark web, contains thousands of sites selling financial data and fraud services and discussing financial fraud strategies. Accessing these data sources is invaluable for financial security teams defending against cyberattacks and containing active threats in the early stages.
However, finding relevant data efficiently from these sources is nearly impossible without specialized tools. Content on the deep and dark web is unindexed, so it can’t be searched with conventional search engines like Google. Dark web content must be accessed with a Tor browser, which is cumbersome and can be dangerous to navigate. Most financial institutions also prohibit security teams from using company machines to navigate the hidden internet using tools like Tor.
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