If you suspect that your email address has been reported on the Dark Web or involved in a data breach, it's important to take the following steps to protect your online accounts and personal information.
Just to be clear though, whilst the Dark Web is a part of the internet where illegal activities often occur, the mere presence of an email address on the dark web doesn't necessarily mean it has been used maliciously.
But taking the steps below can help you secure your accounts and minimise potential risks.
So, whilst discovering your email address on the dark web can be unsettling, it doesn't have to be disastrous.
By proactively changing passwords, enabling multi-factor authentication, monitoring accounts, and staying vigilant against phishing, you can significantly bolster your online security.
While the dark web is notorious for illegal activities, not every piece of data there is used for malicious purposes.
However, taking these steps will ensure that you minimise potential risks and maintain control over your personal information.
Stay informed and educate those around you, as a collective effort in digital literacy can create a safer online environment for everyone.
Remember, in the realm of cybersecurity, being prepared and informed is your best defence.
As always, if you're concerned you can always get in touch with the team at Cyber Heroes - and if you suspect you have been the subject of a cyber attack, always follow the step HERE first!