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Why the Things You Don’t Know about the Dark Web May Be Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat

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May
2023
Why the Things You Don’t Know about the Dark Web May Be Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat

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IT and cybersecurity teams are so inundated with security notifications and alerts within their own systems, it’s difficult to monitor external malicious environments – which only makes them that much more threatening.

In March, a high-profile data breach hit national headlines when personally identifiable information connected to hundreds of lawmakers and staff was leaked on the dark web. The cybersecurity incident involved the DC Health Link, an online marketplace that administers health plans for members of Congress and Capitol Hill staff. According to news reports, the FBI had successfully purchased a portion of the data – which included social security numbers and other sensitive information – on the dark web.

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