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. 


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