The dark web, currently hosting tens of thousands of listings for a variety of illicit goods and services has finally come to the attention of the South African market.
As a place where users can anonymously purchase credentials to stolen credit card data, the dark web has put a target on every South African citizen owning a credit card, moreover every business in possession databases and Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems carrying this information.
In addition, whether due to lack of interest or just plain ignorance, some organisations have been ‘slow on the uptake’ when incorporating and implementing the appropriate prevention technology and processes.
Consequently, businesses need to become ever more conscious of the dark web, and consider it as a viable threat to their customer’s wallet, and to the company’s reputation.
In today’s cyber-climate organisations should be preparing themselves.