This may seem like a rather nefarious question, however, my motivations are quite the opposite-- I want to know how at risk I might be!
A while ago a very MASSIVE database was leaked that contained the personal information of millions of people. Unfortunately, I'd peg my chances of being in that database at about 80-90%. This means that floating around on the dark web, their could be enough information for a kid to open a credit card in my name and wreak havoc on my life.
The institution that this information has leaked from had to give all possibly affected individuals free credit monitoring for 1 year. After that, the millions of us who were vulnerable are left to monitor ourselves and "hope" for the best.
I don't trust blind hope.
I imagine that when this data was leaked, it was seeded to all of the "typical" dark web sources. With that said, what is the best way for a non-hacker, developer or tech-savvy "power user" to search and discover leaked data so that they can verify whether they are vulnerable from a specific leak?
Yes, I could be lying and looking for a quick way to find 100 SSNs. However, I don't think that's a good excuse to hide this information and not be given a straight answer. If the information is out there, it's out there and there's nothing we can do to stop the spread of the information. However, I can do my personal best to be informed as much as possible on the state of my credit risk and current vulnerability. That is all I am hoping to achieve.