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    Ubiquitous cyber threats, the dark corners of the information age

    BROCENT can provides professional monitoring and control services for dark network

What is the Dark Web?

Before we delve into what exactly dark web surveillance is, it is necessary to lay some groundwork for the key term that is coming into play - the dark web. What exactly is the dark web?

To understand the dark web, we must narrow down to the broader Internet. The Internet is defined as a global network of interconnected devices. It can be divided into three main categories: the surface network, the deep network, and the dark network.

What is the Dark Web?

The surface network is part of the Internet that most people use every day; its content is indexed by search engines such as Baidu Search, Google Search, Bing and DuckDuckGo. The deep web contains sensitive information about people and organizations, such as email addresses, phone numbers, etc. This information is not indexed and therefore not accessible through search engines.

On the other hand, the dark web is a network of anonymous websites and forums hidden in the deep web. To access the dark web, you need specialized software.

For enterprises, they are often not immune to being hacked and getting a lot of data, and these data are usually sold on the dark web as a priority, such as the data leakage incidents of Railway site  and major Internet companies in recent years. In order to respond to unexpected data leakage events in a timely manner, enterprises need a threat intelligence platform for real-time monitoring of data leakage on the dark web, which is used to monitor events such as sensitive data leakage and business security risks.

What is dark web surveillance?

Various threats and hazards of the dark web

Dark web surveillance is the process of searching these hard-to-find anonymous sites on the deep web for compromised personal or business credentials such as email addresses, bank account details, credit card numbers, etc. The entire process is usually automated.
When your email address, phone number or other personally identifiable information (PII) is found on the dark web, you will receive alerts to take precautions to protect yourself. These measures may include changing compromised passwords, or changing your credit or debit cards, etc.
Typically, dark web monitoring tools scan the dark web for personal information such as email addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and passport numbers.
Stolen or compromised information is often traded on dark web sites and forums, and sometimes given away for free. All of this compromised information is hidden from everyday Internet users on the Dark Web; it is difficult to tell if any of your personal information has been compromised or corrupted.
Unless, of course, one of the companies holding your data tells you about it. The truth of the matter is that although data breach reports are commonplace on secure websites these days, most companies that are affected by a data breach or leak will keep quiet to protect their reputation and revenue.
But you don't have to worry too much about the dark web, because dark web monitoring tools and services will help you do the heavy lifting.

Do you need dark web surveillance?

Since the history of the Dark Web is hidden from the average Internet user as well as from business users, it is critical to know if your information is there. Criminals can use your information to commit a variety of identity theft crimes (using stolen identities to commit fraud, primarily for financial gain).
Therefore, you need to be aware of data leaks and breaches because without this, it is almost impossible to protect yourself from future attacks.
Dark Web monitoring tools keep you informed so that you can take action to limit, or better yet, avoid altogether, the resulting problems such as account takeover, identity theft, financial fraud, etc.
These monitoring services will provide you with some form of leverage to better prepare for the worst-case scenario.

How do dark web monitoring tools work?  What professional tools and services can BROCENT provide for you?

BROCENT can provide professional dark web monitoring tools (including crawlers, crawlers and scanners) that search hundreds (if not thousands) of dark web sites daily for your personal information. They often search dark sites dedicated to trading stolen information.
Crawl tools download publicly available data from dark web sites or forums where personal information is traded, and then analyze the data to find matches.
Assuming that some of your PII is found, in this case you will be notified to take the necessary steps to protect yourself
Bohunen specializes in crawler architecture for dark web monitoring tailored to enterprises
 For example
Scrapy is an application framework implemented in Python written to crawl website data and extract structured data. scrapy is often used in a range of programs including data mining, information processing or storing historical data. Usually we can simply implement a crawler through the Scrapy framework to crawl the content of a given website. 
The specific implementation of the monitoring program is to monitor several common dark web sites at the same time

BROCENT can provide Grafana monitoring, it is a cross-platform open source metric analysis and visual monitoring tool, you can query the collected data and then visualize the display and timely notification, the version after 4.3 has supported MySQL data source, so readers can use Grafana to visualize while configuring email alerts

Darknet monitoring is a mysterious existence for most people.
Bo Xun will lead you step by step to unveil this mystery, starting from building a proxy server, so that you can understand the dark web monitoring program, as well as can provide a variety of visual monitoring tools that can be used in conjunction with the monitoring program.

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