Extort the victim: asking for financial compensation in exchange for not disclosing the information obtained.
Get popularity: give themselves the credit of having been able to achieve it and ridicule the victim
is the act of revealing identifying information about someone online, such as their real name, home address, workplace, phone, financial, and other personal information. That information is then circulated to the public — without the victim's permission.
The answer is usually no: doxing tends not to be illegal, if the information exposed lies within the public domain, and it was obtained using legal methods. That said, depending on your jurisdiction, doxing may fall foul of laws designed to fight stalking, harassment, and threats.
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