What are dark web and Dark Web Monitoring?

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Dark web is the place where personal information can be bought and sold. The dark web is a hidden layer of the internet that is not accessible or indexed by search engines, and requires specific software for access. This area is popular with criminals because they can remain anonymous and untraceable as they communicate. The dark web is a huge marketplace where hackers and thieves exchange information, goods and services; information exposed from data breaches, hacking incidents, or leaked information can be bought and sold on the dark web as “lists” by identity thieves. Information traded on the dark web may be old or could even re-appear several months, or years following exposure of your personal information.

Dark Web Monitoring shines a light on the dark web, notifying you if your information is found. Depending on your chosen plan Norton Lifelock can monitor for: your name, driver’s license, SS#, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, address, phone numbers, back accounts, and credit cards.§

Dark Web Monitoring is available with all Norton 360 packages in United States. It is not available with Norton AntiVirus Plus.

§ Dark Web Monitoring in Norton 360 plans defaults to monitor your email address only. Please login to the portal to review if you can add additional information for monitoring purposes.

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