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Dark Web Monitoring

The dark web is a place where identity thieves can buy or sell personal information on hard-to-find websites and forums. Norton™ 360 with LifeLock™ features built-in Dark Web Monitoring§ that carefully scans even the deepest parts of the dark web and notifies you if your information is found.

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What is Dark Web Monitoring?

Dark Web Monitoring is a service that scans and searches websites and forums on the dark web where information is traded and sold, notifying you if your information is found. Here’s how Dark Web Monitoring works:  

Step 1
When you first sign up for Norton™ 360 with LifeLock™ we begin monitoring the dark web for your email address.
Step 2
Then, you can add more information for Dark Web Monitoring to look out for, including your driver’s license number, your mother’s maiden name, your bank account numbers, etc.
Step 3
If your personal information is discovered, Dark Web Monitoring sends you a notification.
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What are dark web threats?

From shady hacking collectives and illegal marketplaces, to identity thieves and fraudsters, all sorts of risks lurk in the dark depths of the web.

Features of Dark Web Monitoring

The best defence is a good offence. Dark Web Monitoring actively seeks out signs of data breaches so you can take swift action to help secure your accounts and prevent your personal information from being exploited.

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Proactive defence 

Dark Web Monitoring provides a dynamic approach to fraud and identity protection by actively seeking out compromised information, helping you stay one step ahead of hackers and cybercrooks.

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Comprehensive coverage

Your email address is just the start. Near-constant Dark Web Monitoring scans can detect a wide range of personal data including phone numbers, credit card numbers, and gamer tags.

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Data notifications

Dark Web Monitoring notifies you when your data is discovered, allowing you to respond quickly to security breaches, helping to minimize their impact.

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Integrated security

By combining Dark Web Monitoring with powerful device security and privacy tools, Norton™ 360 with LifeLock™ provides multilayered protection against online threats.

Norton™ 360 with LifeLock™ Dark Web Monitoring

When you first sign up to this plan, we’ll begin monitoring the dark web for your e-mail address right away. You can then add more personal information for Dark Web Monitoring, including:

  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • 5 insurance ID numbers (e.g. medical, property)
  • 5 physical addresses
  • 5 email addresses
  • 5 phone numbers
  • 10 bank account numbers
  • 10 credit card numbers
  • 10 gamer tags
Norton™ 360 with LifeLock™

Norton™ 360 with LifeLock™

Protection from viruses, hackers, and identity thieves. A VPN to help keep your internet browsing private, plus parental controls. And it comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee for annual plans, too.

Protect your digital life.

$179.99 first yr.

$179.99first yr.

See subscription details below.*

Protection for 10 PCs, Macs, tablets, or smartphones.
Windows® | macOS® | Android™ | iOS®

$179.99first yr.

See subscription details below.*

Protection for 10 PCs, Macs, tablets, or smartphones.
Windows® | macOS® | Android™ | iOS®
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How does Dark Web Monitoring work?

Dark Web Monitoring automatically scans the murkiest corners of the internet for data leaks. Whenever your personal information is detected, you receive notifications to help you secure your accounts, update your passwords, and protect your identity — before it’s too late.

Why you should use Dark Web Monitoring

You can’t fix a problem you don’t know about. Dark Web Monitoring gives you the awareness you need to take appropriate action if your data is exposed. 

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From data breach to dark web sale 

All it takes is one online store to be compromised for some of your most personal information — your full name, address, account number and password, even your credit card details — to leak and end up for sale on the dark web. 

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"But I don’t shop online”

You may not shop online, but you probably use your credit card in brick-and-mortar stores. Data breaches can target any kind of information stored digitally, and that includes credit and debit card data used for in-store purchases. 

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What is the dark web?

The dark web is a hidden part of the deep web that isn’t indexed by search engines. Because of the murky anonymity of the dark web, cybercriminals can surreptitiously buy and sell information illegally, like two people meeting in a dark alley to exchange cash for illegal goods.

Surface web, deep web, dark web

When you scratch beneath the surface, you’ll find there’s a lot more to the web than first meets the eye... 

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Surface web

The surface web is made up of webpages that are indexed by search engines like Google™ or Bing. The surface web contains billions of web pages, but still comprises just a small percentage of the web in total.1

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Deep web

The deep web is made up of webpages that require log-in authentication to access. The deep web is unlike the dark web in that it includes commonly visited web pages like your email account and banking websites.2

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Dark web

Dark web sites are anonymously hosted websites accessible only through special software — commonly “TOR” (The Onion Router). While the dark web has legitimate uses, it’s also a hotbed of illicit online marketplaces and other illegal activity.

Policing the dark web

International authorities keep a close eye on dark web marketplaces and have seen some success in shutting down large illicit websites. But centres of illicit commerce remain on the dark web, and new ones spring up all the time. It’s a never-ending battle.

2013: Silk Road shut down

One of the first dark web sites to become a successful anonymous marketplace for unlawful goods and services, Silk Road was shut down in 2013, and its creator sentenced to life in prison.

2017: Alpha Bay and Hansa

Europol and the US Department of Justice launched a sting operation to seize two of the biggest dark web marketplaces and identify thousands of dark web criminals.

2021: Operation Dark HunTor

This multinational drug bust focused less on illegal marketplaces themselves, and more on the dark web dealers profiting from them, leading to 150 arrests across 8 countries.

2023: FireBunnyUSA

US law enforcement broke up a criminal gang operating under the name “FireBunnyUSA” that used the dark web and cryptocurrency to traffic drugs and launder $7.2 million.

Dark Web Monitoring is available with
Norton™ 360 with LifeLock™

Shine a light on the dark web, get notified when potential threats to your identity are discovered, and help secure your accounts and devices against hackers and malware with Norton 360 with LifeLock Select.

Frequently asked questions

Dark web monitoring is a vital defence that helps you better protect yourself against identity theft and other forms of fraud, because it notifies you when a data leak containing your sensitive information is detected. That allows you to immediately change your passwords, deactivate credit cards, or take any other steps necessary to minimise ongoing risks to your privacy and security.

If you subscribe to a dark web monitoring service, you’ll receive a dark web alert if your personal information is detected on the dark web. This may include sensitive data that can be used by fraudsters such as your credit card number, mother’s maiden name, physical and email addresses, phone numbers, and bank account details. Receiving the notification enables you to take immediate action to remove personal information from the internet and help secure yourself against identity theft.

There are all sorts of ways your personal information can wind up on the dark web. Although often the result of data breaches targeting organisations, hackers can also target you individually via phishing attacks or through exploiting unsecured public Wi-Fi. After you become involved in a data breach, hackers can try to sell your information to scammers, fraudsters, and other cybercrooks on the dark web.

Dark web sites include online marketplaces for buying and selling illicit goods, and that includes personal information that can be used for identity theft, among other things. Our advanced monitoring technology goes beyond easily accessible sites and marketplaces, scanning private forums, the social web, the deep web, and the dark web to detect exposed information.

Since the dark web is constantly changing, no one can guarantee to monitor 100% of the dark web and private forums. Dark Web Monitoring goes beyond easily accessible sites and marketplaces, infiltrating private forums, the social web, the deep web, and the dark web.