Using a combination of humans and AI technology, NortonLifeLock will continuously patrol the dark web and private forums, looking for information that may lead to someone’s identity being stolen. If information for sale or trade is found, Norton 360 customers will be notified and advised on next steps they can take in protecting their information.
Via Mark Gorrie, Senior Director, Asia Pacific, NortonLifeLock “Cyber-attacks are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated. The dark web adds another dimension to the online threats impacting New Zealanders. 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 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”.
Symantec Inc., now NortonLifeLock, acquired LifeLock in 2017, bringing leading identity and fraud protection services to the company. Building on Norton’s established leadership in consumer cyber security, LifeLock identity theft protection services are a core pillar of NortonLifeLock’s Cyber Safety protection strategy to help consumers protect their devices, and online privacy.
The new technology solution will help to monitor identity threats among New Zealanders and is included as part of Premium and Deluxe Norton 360 plans, offering a comprehensive solution for their online personal information and devices.
To mark the launch of this industry-leading technology, NortonLifeLock is also sponsoring episodes of the cybercrime podcast series, Criminal Domain. Hosted by seasoned crime reporter Claire Aird and renowned futurist Mark Pesce, Criminal Domain uncovers the online threats affecting Kiwis and Australians every day. In a true-crime style, each episode follows the story of a victim of cybercrime.
The first episode of the series features Tayla Damir, winner of the 2018 edition of TV reality show Love Island Australia. The episode is centred around how Tayla ended up stranded in Lebanon after an identity thief hacker drained her bank account and took over her digital life.
Norton 360 with Dark Web Monitoring Powered by LifeLock is available now in-stores and will be available online from 1 September.
Existing Norton 360 Premium and Deluxe customers will have their plans updated to include Dark Web Monitoring Powered by LifeLock for the remainder of the subscription at no extra cost, at their next update. The hardwired team will keep an eye out for updates too, see the latest from Symantec here.