In a move to enhance user security and privacy, Google is expanding its Dark Web Report feature to Google One subscribers in India. This feature initially launched for users in the US, aims to help individuals track their personal information on the dark web, a notorious haven for cybercriminals engaging in illicit activities like the sale of sensitive personal data.
The dark web’s secretive nature makes it a hotspot for hackers and wrongdoers. Personal data is usually traded for illegal purposes, including identity theft and financial fraud.
With the Google Dark Web Report, users can receive alerts if their personal information is detected on the dark web. By empowering them to take immediate action to protect themselves from potential fraudulent activities.
Utilizing the feature
To utilize this feature, Google One members can enter and select the specific information they want to monitor within their tracking profile. In case any of the selected information gets detected on the dark web, the tool is going to notify the user. Also offering guidance on safeguarding their compromised details. Unlike regular Google users, Google One members have the advantage of continuous monitoring and real-time updates, ensuring they stay informed about potential threats.
The Dark Web Report goes beyond just identifying leaked information. It also sheds light on associated details from hacking attempts and data breaches, allowing users to comprehend the extent of their vulnerability. Google reassures users that the data stored within their monitoring profile adheres to the company’s stringent privacy standards, with users retaining the ability to delete or deactivate tracking whenever they choose.
This expansion of the Dark Web Report feature underscores Google’s commitment to enhancing its users’ online safety. By empowering individuals to monitor and protect their personal information on the dark web, Google One is taking proactive steps to mitigate the risks posed by cybercriminals and ensure a safer online environment for its subscribers.