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Norton Cybercrime Podcast Promotes New Dark Web Monitoring

NortonLifeLock is launching a new cybercrime-focused true crime podcast in conjunction with its Dark Web Monitoring service for Norton 360.

Available to Norton 360 Premium and Deluxe customers, Dark Web Monitoring will scan the dark web for customers’ identifiable information, including email, physical address, phone number, driver licence number, credit card or bank account numbers, and gamer tags.

According to Mark Gorrie, Senior Director, Asia Pacific, NortonLifeLock, with cyber-attacks becoming more sophisticated, the dark web presents “another dimension” to online threats Australians face.

“One of the biggest risks of personal data being sold or traded on the dark web is identity theft. That’s why we’re excited to launch Dark Web Monitoring in Australia and New Zealand to provide our customers with technology designed to help keep them protected against these more sophisticated threats.

“The addition of Dark Web Monitoring Powered by LifeLock to our technology in identity protection expands on our cyber security offering to help our customers protect their information in all corners of the internet and limit damage that may occur,” he said.

To promote the new service, which is available now in stores and online from September 1, NortonLifeLock is also launching Criminal Domain, a new true crime podcast which will focus on victims of cybercrime; the first episode follows the story of Love Island Australia winner Tayla Damir, who was stranded in Lebanon following identity theft. Gorrie says many Australians are facing similar issues, with one in six becoming victims of cybercrime during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

“Throughout this series it highlights the impact cybercrime can have on Australians, from the initial shock to the lasting damage and in each episode we’ve been able to delve into cybercrime stories experienced by Australians and the consequences this has had on their lives.

“Our goal is to encourage more Australians to be more vigilant online,” he said.

More than 500 data breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the first half of 2020, with 61 per cent of these coming from malicious attacks.

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