The darkweb is part of cyberspace or the internet, if you prefer.
Instead of making it easy for anyone to find, like www.yourcompany.com, in the darkweb the address will be a random sequence of letters and numbers.
Instead of putting in keywords so search engines can index your pages, there are barriers, lockouts and passcodes to hide the contents, making it impossible for search engines to even see them.
Identities and locations of darknet users stay anonymous and cannot be tracked due to the layered encryption system. The darknet encryption technology routes users' data through a large number of intermediate servers, which protects the users' identity and guarantees anonymity.
You can use the services of highly-skilled cyber experts who know how to access and search the darkweb on your behalf. If you’ve got a FORTUNE 500 company type budget, one with lots of zeroes, this will give you personalised, detailed relevant information. You could rely on one of those providers that extract their “threat intelligence” from generic databases and sell this to you as a service. The information might be relevant to you 1% to 5% of the time, but any relevance will be coincidental, not intended. Or you could use a service that is both personal and affordable, not because it is a “lite” service, but because it uses smart technology to deliver high-grade results instead of human searchers.
Darkscope has developed human-like search technology that works in the deep web, on social media and in the darkweb. By combining the capabilities of different types of AI, Darkscope has built a virtual person that can engage in chats, respond to forum entries, and receives emails. We call these Seekers. They have names, profiles, and personalities so they can engage in cyberspace. On their own, Seekers can’t deliver the information that we want from cyberspace. To cover the 200,000,000 darkweb pages that Darkscope scans each week on behalf of our clients, we pair a Seeker with a SearchDrone, like a rider on a horse. This combination gives Darkscope speed and a massive reach.
However, even such an advanced system cannot bypass all barriers and sometimes needs help. When it needs help, the Seeker can ask one of our cyber response team who will connect to the live session to solve any problems the Seeker might have. Once the problem is solved, the Seeker continues autonomously with the search, and has added new skills to improve its capability.
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It is widely believed that all bad things originate from the dark web. This is not true, especially since early 2021; The dark web was under constant DDoS attacks, which impacted many marketplaces. Sellers of services, information and other merchandise needed a new place where they could trade. Today, many 'deals' are organised via Telegram groups, Signal groups, or in plain sight on the internet. Regular search engines can not search telegram and Signal groups, and often you need an invite even to access these groups.
With Darkscope's search drone technology, we can access these groups and monitor activities that could harm our customers.
With our proprietary solution, we not only monitor the dark web; We also collect information from the surface web (internet). We do not rely on 3rd party API or any other services. This makes us truly independent, and our results always show an accurate picture of what's out there in cyberspace.
With our social sentiment AI engine, we can detect mood changes in your customer base or see if someone tries to harm your reputation by talking bad about your business, products, or people. Our system will send you a warning in case we find anything that could potentially damage your business.
Bogus domains are the landing pages for many scams. By constantly monitoring new domain registrations, subdomain changes, domain spoofing, and doppelganger sites, Domainwatch can identify potential scam sites using Artificial Intelligence (AI), crawlers, and our proprietary search engines. Many of these fail Domainwatch scrutiny because of three common mistakes: typo’s, spelling and grammar.
Spear-phishing attackers create fake sites of known organisations to scam passwords, credit card details and other personal information from their targets. These domains try to replicate the site they are spoofing accurately, and they work because most people find them difficult to differentiate from the original with the human eye.
Finding replicant or duplicated domains is not hard to do when they have the same digital footprints. Finding domains with the same information and look similar but digitally different is a more complex process. It requires the ability to look and see as the human eye would. These two example pages carry the same information but are digitally different – one is real, and one is fake.
Using our unique Deep Artificial Neural Networks (DANN), Domainwatch compares the pages as a human would do.
DANN alerts us where the page is too similar to the original. More importantly, our AI is trained to find the differences and similarities and to compare pages like a human would do. Domainwatch is different from competing services which can only find doppelganger or replicated sites. Being able to ‘see as humans do’ can find these fake domains and alert the real domain owners, allowing them to protect their customers from potential scams and protect their intellectual property, brand, and reputation.
Domainwatch monitors the internet for new domain registrations and sub-domain builds to find potential scam sites that are the landing pages for phishing, smishing and spoofing attacks. Spear-phishing attacks use fake sites of known organisations to attempt to scam passwords or credit card details from their targets. Many of these sites replicate the organisation's site that they are spoofing and are difficult to differentiate from the original for most people. When they spoof an organisation's site, there is a risk of stolen private information, credentials, passwords, or credit card information. This can lead to a cybersecurity breach.