Doxing

Definition - What does Doxing mean?

Doxing is the process of retrieving, hacking and publishing other people’s information such as names, addresses, phone numbers and credit card details. Doxing may be targeted toward a specific person or an organization. There are many reasons for doxing, but one of the most popular is coercion.

Techopedia explains Doxing

Doxing is a slang term that is derived from the word ".doc" because documents are often retrieved and shared. Hackers have developed different ways to dox, but one of the most common methods is by finding the victim’s email. Once the email has been obtained, the hacker works to uncover the password and open the victim's account to obtain more personal information.
Posted by:
How Can Analytics Improve Business Free Webinar

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
Techopedia on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!
Techwise Webinar Series
How Can Analytics Improve Business?
Register for this episode of TechWise to learn from two of the most experienced analysts in the business: Dr. Robin Bloor, Chief Analyst of The Bloor Group, and Dr. Kirk Borne, Data Scientist, George Mason University.

Email Newsletter

Join 138,000+ IT pros on our weekly newsletter