NortonLifeLock, a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety
(NASDAQ: NLOK), announces the launch of Dark Web Monitoring
Powered by LifeLock in New Zealand. 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.
year, more than 1.3 million Kiwis were affected by
cybercrime and the top three incident categories were
phishing, scams and unauthorised access reports according
NZ. Information compromised in a data breach may end up
being traded on the dark web, a part of the internet that is
not easily accessible through regular browsers. The dark web
may allow criminals to remain anonymous while buying and
trading stolen data, which can then be used for identity
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.
NortonLifeLock launches Dark
Web Monitoring Powered by LifeLock in New
According to the most recent
NortonLifeLock Cyber Security Insights Report (NLSCIR), 1 in
6 New Zealand respondents1 reported having been a victim of
identity theft with one of the biggest fears reported being
personal information exposed from a data breach. To help
bolster New Zealanders’ protection from today’s evolving
cyber threats, NortonLifeLock Inc. is now offering Dark Web
Monitoring Powered by LifeLock.
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.
Norton has been able to leverage
LifeLock’s 15-year heritage in identity protection to
provide New Zealanders with a solution powered by AI and
human technology that scan the dark web and private forums,
searching for customers’ personal information. Norton 360
customers will be notified and advised on next steps they
can take in protecting their
“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,” said Mark Gorrie, Senior Director,
Asia Pacific, NortonLifeLock.
Dark Web Monitoring
Powered by LifeLock will be capable of monitoring the dark
web, searching for over 120 personal identifiable
information including email, physical address, phone number,
driver licence number, credit card or bank account numbers
and gamer tags.
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
Norton 360 by
With the inclusion of Dark Web
Monitoring, Norton 360 now
· Device Security:
Real-time protection for multiple devices, including PCs,
Macs, smartphones or tablets against ransomware, viruses,
spyware, malware and other online threats.
· Dark Web
Monitoring Powered by LifeLock: The dark web is scanned for
your personal information and you’re notified if we find
· Norton Secure VPN: Access your favourite apps
and websites when connecting to Wi-Fi at home or on-the-go
with the reassurance of bank-grade encryption.
Cloud Backup: Up to 100 GB (depending on plan) of cloud
storage to store important files and documents as a
preventative measure to data loss due to hard drive
failures, stolen devices and even ransomware.
SafeCam: Alerts you to attempts to access your webcam and
helps you block those who are not authorised to access
· Parental Controls: To help children more safely
explore the Internet (Deluxe and Premium tiers).
Online Threat Protection: Advanced security to help protect
your private and financial information when online.
Smart Firewall for PC: Helps protect your device and data
from malicious attacks and intrusive eyes by monitoring and
blocking suspicious network traffic.
Manager: Easily and more security create, store and manage
your passwords, credit card information and other
· Virus Protection Promise:
NortonLifeLock experts are available to help keep devices
virus-free, or you get your money back.2
a look at the dark side of technology with the
Also launching today is
Criminal Domain, a multi-episode series featuring
real stories of Kiwis and Australians who have been impacted
by cybercrime and the consequences they had to endure. From
identity theft to cyber stalking, ransom hacking and bank
In one of the episodes, Criminal Domain
tells the story of cyber cop Anthon, who was enlisted to
help business owners recover stolen company laptops. During
the investigation if was found that the stolen laptops had
been used to commit identity theft. Another episode details
the story of New Zealand radio host Glenn Hart who was a
victim of ransom hacking.
Security Insights Report (NLSCIR) found that 1 in 3 New
Zealand respondents3 have been victims of cybercrime, which
means many of us are facing the issues being discussed in
the Criminal Domain podcast. Throughout this series it
highlights the impact cybercrime can have on New Zealanders,
from the initial shock to the lasting damage and in each
episode we’ve been able to delve into cybercrime stories
experienced by New Zealanders and Australians and the
consequences this has had on their lives. Our goal is to
encourage more Kiwis to be more vigilant online”, added
“As we’ve moved online, every aspect
of our lives has become an ‘attack surface’ for hackers
who steal our money, our privacy – even our identity. We
need to be vigilant. Criminal Domain was a fantastic
opportunity to learn how these hackers work – and how we can
best protect ourselves from them,” said Co-host of
Criminal Domain, Mark Pesce.
and at criminaldomain.com.au.
These podcast episodes were made by Ampel and sponsored by
Norton 360 with Dark Web Monitoring is
available at authorised retailers for RRP $104.99 for Norton
360 Deluxe and $124.99 for Norton 360 Premium. For more
information please visit https://nz.norton.com/
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