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Doxxing (or doxing) is the publication of personal details of a previously anonymous person.

“The team is fully doxxed” means that there are no “anon” team members.

“Her wallet got doxxed” means that her public key was published and connected to its owner.

“I accidentally doxxed myself” means that I shared details in whatever way or format, that can be connected to my personal details.

See also WikiPedia’s definition:

Doxing or doxxing is the act of publicly revealing previously private personal information about an individual or organization, usually via the Internet.

Methods employed to acquire such information include searching publicly available databases and social media websites (like Facebook), hacking, social engineering and, through websites such as Grabify, a site specialized in revealing IP addresses through a fake link.

Doxing may be carried out for reasons such as online shaming, extortion, and vigilante aid to law enforcement. It also may be associated with hacktivism.


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