NortonLifeLock adds dark web monitoring feature

NortonLifeLock is including dark web monitoring for selected Norton 360 plans in Singapore.

This new feature patrols the dark web and notifies customers of potential threats to their identity, if detected. The dark web is a small part of the web where anonymity is prized and nefarious activities can run amok. It is where cybercriminals meet anonymously to illegally trade information to commit identity theft or other crimes.

Dark Web Monitoring searches the dark web for email address and other personal data the user chooses to register and issues a notification should that data be discovered.

“With Dark Web Monitoring we are offering another tool to help protect and empower people to live their digital lives more safely,” said Mark Gorrie, Senior Director of Asia Pacific at NortonLifeLock.

Dark Web Monitoring is available in Norton 360 Premium, Norton 360 Deluxe and Norton 360 for Gamers.

Existing customers with an active subscription can access Dark Web Monitoring for the remainder of their subscription at no extra cost through an automatic update.

For new customers, the email address registered to the Norton 360 plan will be monitored automatically, while the easy-to-use dashboard allows for personally identifiable pieces of information to be added for monitoring. This includes up to five insurance account numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, and up to 10 credit card numbers and gamer tags.

Should any of such data be found on the dark web, the notification allows for direct action to be taken, including changing a password or contacting a trusted service provider.

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