“Doxing”—when your personal photos and details are shared without your consent, often for malicious purposes.
The term “doxing” or “doxxing” is short for “dropping dox,” “dox” being short for documents. Typically, doxing is a malicious act, used against people with whom the poster disagrees or dislikes.
This public exposure of personal data, sometimes including intimate videos or images and contact information, has been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, it was an issue long before then.
New study reveals a rise in doxing
A concerning new report from cybersecurity company Kaspersky reveals that 24% of
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