KUALA LUMPUR: CTOS says the newly-included dark web monitoring service in its CTOS SecureID identity protection solution is the first of its kind to be launched by a credit reporting agency in Southeast Asia.

The dark web is a part of the internet that isn’t indexed by search engines and is a hotbed of criminal activity.

SecureID is aimed at combating the growing problem of identity theft, fraud and scams, as well as helping to monitor a consumer’s credit health.

In a statement today, the credit reporting agency said consumers who subscribe to the service, which was unveiled today, will be alerted to any changes in their credit profiles.

Group CEO Dennis Martin pointed out that 4.1 billion personal records were leaked globally due to data breaches.

“Many criminal elements use the dark web for the sale and purchase of people’s data, and our new monitoring tool allows us to alert consumers if their personal information is detected on the dark web.

“Additionally, the included Takaful coverage provides peace of mind if you become a victim of fraud,” he added. – Feb 18, 2020, Bernama

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