Most cybersecurity experts agree that it’s a matter of when, not if, organizations are targeted in a cyberattack. Organizations understand that cyber threats exist, but might be unaware of where to find them and what the consequences of a data breach look like.
The dark web is widely known as a hotspot for breached information—but there are also unindexed open websites, including discussion forums and paste sites, used by hackers to leak critical data. Networks hosting deep and dark websites are notoriously time-consuming and dangerous to navigate without specialized tools.
This case study explores a few data breach cases discovered using Beacon, a deep and dark web discovery tool—but first, some background information.