All The Celebrities Who Have Been Doxed

What is doxing and how does it work? The term comes from the word documents and refers to a form of hacking in which the hacker publicly releases a victim's personal information. This private information usually entails things like Social Security numbers, credit reports, current and past addresses, contact details, and bank information. No one is completely immune to potential hacking, regardless of their social status, and there is a long list of celebrities who have been hacked. In fact, in 2013 over 20 celebrities and politicians were doxed by reported Russian hackers over the course of a month. Here’s a look at a list of celebrities who have been doxed in these and other incidents.

Doxing is an illegal cyber crime and these hacking horror stories prove there is a good reason for that. Doxing often leaves personal information about a victim permanently accessible, even after malicious sites have been removed as photos and financial information often pop up on other websites. Celebrity status does not protect someone from a doxing attack. In fact, famous people are often deliberately targeted by attackers seeking to gain notoriety by linking themselves to high profile victims. While doxers are often caught and punishments can be severe, unfortunately some hackers are never apprehended. This is why it's so important that everyone knows the facts on doxers. 

What do you do if you have been doxed? Report the incident to authorities and change your passwords to help keep your information more secure in the future.