Definitions Edit

Document tracing (doxing or doxxing) is

[a t]echnique of performing online information gathering and reconnaissance on a particular target.[1]
the practice of researching, or hacking, an individual's personally identifiable information on the Internet, then publishing it.[2]

Overview Edit

The methods employed to acquire this information include searching publicly available databases and social media websites (like Facebook), hacking, and social engineering. It is closely related to internet vigilantism and hacktivism.

Doxing may be carried out for various reasons, including to aid law enforcement, business analysis, extortion, coercion, harassment, online shaming and vigilante justice.

References Edit

  1. Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data, at 48.
  2. National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021, Glossary, Annex 2, at 75.

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