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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Policing The Dark Web For Stolen Data

The Spider That Crawls the Dark Web Looking for Stolen Data

A start-up alerts organizations when their sensitive information pops up for sale online.

Kaveh Waddell | February 22, 2016

When police officers respond to a theft or a mugging, they’ll usually ask for the serial numbers of any valuable electronics that were taken. Those identifiers can help police know if a stolen item turns up at a local pawn shop, in a second-hand store, or on eBay. In many states, resellers have to check the serial numbers of certain items against a registry of stolen goods when the items come in.
But it’s a lot harder to track a stolen database of personal information, which can contain everything from names and addresses to financial details and fingerprints.

Fingerprint Database Runs on MapR. Source:

<more at; related articles: (Verizon Data Breach Investigations Reports. More than a decade of data tracking the evolution of cyber threats. Keep your organization on the winning side of cybercrime by understanding attackers’ methods. Access 11 years of historical data analyzing more than 100,000 security incidents. 2015) and (Terbium Labs Leverages MapR to Help Power Discovery of Stolen Data on the Dark Web. August 26, 2015)>


  1. The dark web is becoming stronger they are hacking our data and I don't believe that the blockchain can save us completely.