Healthcare Company Discovers Proprietary Medical Device Information ​Monitoring the Dark Web

With DigitalStakeout, a cyber security analyst of a healthcare company discovers proprietary medical device information (critical, life saving medical devices) on the dark web. The analyst acted immediately alerting development and production teams to the information leak.

Recognizing the negative financial impact of the medical device information on the dark web, the healthcare company began to identify the source of the leak and the process to remove the highly sensitive and confidential information. ​

Monitoring the Dark Web for Mentions of Brand

Using DigitalStakeout Scout, the team created monitors to detect any references to the names of its proprietary and confidential medical devices. Nicknames and acronyms for the devices were also monitored for identification of any and all threats.

Real-time Alerting Warns of Immediate Risk

Using DigitalStakeout Scout rules and alerting, the analyst received email alerts on content of concern. DigitalStakeout’s enriched meta data provided source information for the analyst to focus in on the dark web site of data leak more closely.  The analyst began the process of identifying the source of the leak.

Mitigating the Risk and Improving Controls

The identification of the medical device information on the dark web allowed the company to mitigate a negative financial impact, alert development and production teams of the leak, and begin the process to remove the highly sensitive and confidential information.