Are Your Dealership’s Digital Credentials For Sale On The Dark Web?

The security landscape today isn’t what it was a few years ago. As systems and networks continue to become more complex, as we digitize more personal information and as we continue to integrate different types of devices such as IOT, cloud and mobile assets, the avenues available for hackers to attack is only increasing.

If you don’t already know, the “Dark Web” is a part of the World Wide Web that requires special software to access. Once inside, web sites and other services can be accessed. Identity thieves use the Dark Web to buy and sell information including account access credentials, social security numbers and credit card accounts. If your email address has been posted on the dark web, criminals can potentially gain access to accounts associated with it.

No Cyber Security Plan30% of dealerships surveyed said they do not have an established cybersecurity product, program or team in place

TAS Insurance Agency Wants To Give You A Free Dark Web Scan!

TAS Insurance Agency has teamed up with GeeksHD to provide your dealership with a FREE Dark Web Scan! No cost. No obligation. Simple fill out the form to the right and you’ll receive a complimentary one-time scan to see what might already be for sale on the Dark Web!

Why Scanning The Dark Web Is Important

You may be wondering how credentials on the Dark Web could ultimately affect your dealership. First, let’s understand why the automotive industry is such a big target for hackers:

  • Mobile apps control car features and may expose user data or vehicle functions if breached
  • OBDII Dongles require proximity to exploit, but can provide access to the insecure CAN bus
  • Bluetooth allows for vehicle infotainment systems to access data stored in the vehicle
  • Finance and service have access to thousands of personal information records of customers

Knowing about the wealth of information they could get their hands on, hackers have been looking for ways to access the dealerships systems. From subtle phishing campaigns to direct brute force attacks, automotive dealerships are under constant attack. Here are some recent, real-world exploits that have affected the automotive industry:

  • A key fob was used to allow hackers to unlock cars using commercially available devices to trick the vehicle’s sensors
  • Hackers stole PII (Personal Identifiable Information) from an OEM’s IT system and used it to locate, unlock and steal targeted vehicles
  • A hacker broke into thousands of accounts of users of 2 GPS tracking app, allowing the ability to monitor the locations of tens of thousands of vehicles and even turn off the engines for some while they were in motion

Scanning the Dark Web to see if your email address or credentials are for sale is a great first step to better protect your identity because it gives you the knowledge you need to act!

FREE Dark Web Scan Compliments Of:TAS Insurance Agency

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