Hacked Dark Web Scan Results

Leaked Credentials or Compromised Accounts

ChatFortress scans the dark web to assess if your personal information is compromised in a data breach. These data breaches expose your data to cybercriminals, which increases your risk of cyberattacks. These targeted attacks include email phishing, spear phishing, ransomware and malware exploits. This data includes but is not limited to Email Address, Phone Number, Passwords, PIN codes, Credit Card Information, Medical Information, and Personal Identifiable information PII.
In the simplest form, email list of employees can be used for phishing attack. Most of internet users use same passwords for different web application accounts. Leaked e-mails and passwords are very dangerous even if it is used in account for different company. Attackers can try to enter the corporate system using the same credentials. There is a great chance that the same email / password combination may work for corporate applications. Attackers can also communicate or trade the hacked account and can gather some private information easily.

Definitions:

Hackers will compile data to increase the data’s value. For example they will start with and email then add a name, then add demographic data or an address. Every time they compile more data on a personal they increase the value of the data when it can be sold on the dark web. For example your name and email can sell for $1-$8. However your Social Security Number or Medical information can sell for $50 per record. Online services will also compile data or create a user profile. When your data has been compromised on these services it can mean your entire user profile has been compromised. 
Our Dark web scan does a quick scan of the dark web to determine  if your accounts have been compromised and which ones. This is not a complete exhaustive scan of the dark web. But indicates you need to apply caution to your accounts. 

Types of Results in Hacked Scan:

Email: This means your email address is known to cybercriminals and is the first step in compromising your email account. 
Hashed password: Hashed passwords is how software systems encrypted your password in their database. This does not mean that it’s secure. There are many free services that will decrypt your password for free within seconds. For example this website allows hackers to decrypt your hashed password and covert it into your password: https://md5hashing.net/hash
Password: This means your password was not encrypted and is known to hackers. Hackers can login to your account using your username and password and compromise your account. 
Sensitive data: This includes Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and can also include information like your address/phone/IP address, medical information, personal demographic data, payment information. 

Remediation: 

This account has been compromised. It’s recommended that you change your password to a passphrase and include this service in your regular password change protocols. To learn more about how to create secure passwords review https://chatfortress.com/blog/ccscday1passwords/
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