While it’s possible you’ve never heard the term doxing, you’ve likely seen examples of it.
Doxing, which is a shortened version of dropping dox, refers to starting an online attack. It goes further than simply getting into a virtual argument with someone. If you’ve been involved in doxing personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, or personal documents were posted online.
While doxing is commonly associated with the internet, it actually predates the World Wide Web. The term was originally used in the early ‘90s. It was during this time that hackers learned how to use computers and personal information to steal identities and infiltrate businesses.
When doxing became a problem online, the big issue was that the doxers would reveal our real names on the websites...