Doxing is a term that is used when a person’s personal information is obtained and released on tot the Internet. Hackers on underground forums offer doxing services to paying customers that wish to find out more information about a target victim. The hackers who are hired accomplish this task by searching public databases, crawling through the person’s social media profiles, conducting social engineering techniques and infecting viruses on the computer to steal data.
According to internet security researchers, hiring the services of a hacker to dox someone costs between $25 to $100.
Source: Ellizabeth Clarke, “The Underground Hacking Economy is Alive and Well,” Dell Secure Works, Security and Compliance Blog, November 18, 2013.