Is your SSN on sale right now on the dark web? Here is how to find out securely – TechRadar

The dark web is the part of the internet that isn’t indexed and can’t be found using search engines. While there are legitimate uses for it, this part of the internet is also home to black markets selling personal information. On the dark web, SSNs (social security numbers) can be bought or sold for a couple of dollars. These may have been leaked through data breaches at a company you use, or more directly, through malware being installed on one of your devices.  

Worryingly, criminals can use your SSN to take out loans and credit cards, open bank and phone accounts, obtain a driver’s license, and even use your medical insurance in your name. In this article, we explain how you can check securely whether your personal details have been leaked.


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