Doxing is a term derived from documents, and hence consists of collecting information on an organization or individual through social media websites, search engines, password-cracking methods, social engineering tools and other sources of publicly displayed information. The main purpose of doxing attacks is to threaten, embarrass, harass and humiliate the organization or individual. Various tools are used to perform doxing. Tools such as Maltego visualize an organization’s architecture, which helps determine weak links within the organization. This presentation discusses different ways organizations and employees can be doxed and suggests measures to protect against doxing attacks.
Take measures and create awareness as to how organizations can protect themselves from doxing attacks.
Understand the potential impacts of doxing and its consequences.
Understand the different tools and methodologies used for doxing.