Why people ruin others’ lives by exposing all their data online
- Timothy Revell for New Scientist November 13th, 2017
- Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2152950-why-people-ruin-others-lives-by-exposing-all-their-data-online/
The team of researchers includes Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
… All these people were doxed – that is, someone published their personal information against their will, in a public forum intended for dissemination and abuse, instigating a torrent of attacks from strangers. … But despite many individual cases catching the public eye, up until now there has been very little research examining the scale of the problem and who is involved. A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago and New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] changes that.