Threat Intelligence Feeds to Detect Data Leaks in Advance

Perhaps of all of the different types of data leaks, there is none more feared than the data leak of a bank or payment processing company. The sheer magnitude of this type of data breach — which can include bank account numbers, a history of bank account activity, social security numbers, emails and passwords —  strikes fear in the hearts of both financial institutions and consumers alike and leads to a loss of trust in their financial institutions.

What’s more, data leaks don’t always stop with data exposure and a loss of reputation — they are often the first step in identity theft, which can lead to emptied bank accounts, stolen credit cards and identities, and a host of crimes committed with that stolen identity.

So how can businesses and organizations defend against data leakage and maintain consumer trust in their brand or services?

Extensive Coverage of the Darknet

Malicious attackers are acutely aware that the software vulnerabilities, misconfigured services, faulty backups, and outdated software patches of banks and financial institutions in particular present them with a gold mine of opportunity. Businesses and organizations are aware that if they were able to constantly monitor the Deepweb for mentions of data leaks or published consumer information, they could stop these criminals and hackers in their tracks.  

The problem is that few of them have the resources to do so.

Criminals and hackers know this as well, which is why one of the quickest ways for them to make some fast cash continues to be posting personal identity information from consumers on the Dark Web. Lists of hundreds and even thousands of consumer data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, names and telephone numbers, emails and passwords are lying exposed to the public at every moment.

To detect data leakage of both businesses and organizations in advance, Webhose’s New Cyber API provides:

    • Coverage of the Dark Net networks, including: I2P , ZeroNet, IRC, Telegram, OpenBazaar, and Discord
    • Extraction of many different entities on the Dark Web, such as: emails, credit card information, social security numbers, phone numbers, wallet IDs, person, location, organization and more
    • The ability to search all cyber and open web sources at once, from a single endpoint
    • Threat awareness to monitor the darknet and provide alerts and/or a notification center when threats occur
  • Threat intelligence  to assist businesses and organizations in identifying cyber criminals and hackers

Learn more about how Webhose’s new Cyber API delivers extensive coverage of data throughout the Dark Web, detecting and stopping data leaks long before they occur.  

So how can businesses and organizations defend against data leakage and maintain consumer trust in their brand or services?

To prevent data leakage, Webhose’s Cyber Data as a Service (C-DaaS) solution provides:

  • An anonymized network and infrastructure to monitor financial fraud and hacking activity
  • Complete security and protection of your identity
  • Machine-readable, structured and enriched cyber data for your threat intelligence system
  • Threat awareness to monitor financial fraud and hacking threats to provide alerts and/or a notification center
  • The ability to aggregate, group, and discover frequent search terminology used by criminals

Learn more about how Webhose’s API delivers machine-readable, structured data in JSON or XML that allows you to detect and prevent financial fraud and data leaks before they are reported in tomorrow’s news.

How Webhose’s Threat Intelligence Feeds Work

To illustrate how Webhose’s Cyber API works, let’s explore a real-life example.

Here we find a discussion on the TOR network offering the sale of full access to the Ministry of Finance of an economically stable country in Africa for a sum of $45k.

Query: (“leak” OR “data” OR “sensitive” OR “breach” OR “hack” OR “exploit”) AND “finance” AND  crawled:>1519855200000 AND enriched.category:financial

This is the type of data breach that can reveal large numbers of private, confidential and sensitive documents and files related to the country’s economy and treasury — and it is open to sale by anyone.

Here is another example of a post by a user on Olympus Market who claims to be able to hack bank networks:

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By constantly monitoring the conversations of hackers and cybercriminals from the many darknets of the Dark Web, Webhose can protect the financial institutions and payment processing companies and financial data of individuals from all over the world. In some instances, they may be able to find the “backdoor” or vulnerability leading to the hack, leading to a quick patch to solve the data leak.  

Access Hidden Content

Our Cyber API crawler extracts encrypted and password-protected illicit content to collect, scrape, and structure it to identify various threats. It’s the first step towards identifying and tracking criminals and hackers as they leave traces from different data points -- and their data leaks -- all across the dark and open web.

Full Coverage at Scale

In addition to searching TOR, ZeroNet, the Deep Web and Dark Web, Webhose’s superior coverage also includes I2P, IRC, and OpenBazaar networks as well as Telegram and Discord messaging services. We then turn it into readable and cyber-ready data in near real-time -- in JSON or XML format.

Simplified Data Extraction

Focus on your business instead of wasting time and precious resources on your own in-house web scraper. Access structured and unstructured data from millions of sites, files, marketplaces and messaging platforms with one endpoint. Webhose’s enriched entities use a simple call, giving you the ability to start mining your enriched data immediately.

Laser Focused

Are you searching for data leaks from a particular criminal or hacker, organization or product? Or maybe a domain name? Webhose’s enriched entities include granular filtering for keywords, wallet ID, site domain, organization, phone numbers, credit cards, and more. A simplified yet thorough search can yield results that shed light on the origins of the data leak.

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