What is Doxware?
  • 09 Jan 2023
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Doxware, also known as extortionware, is a type of ransomware that threatens to publicly disclose sensitive information (also known as "doxing") if the victim does not pay the ransom. This type of attack can be particularly effective because it not only threatens to damage the victim's systems, but also to damage their reputation by making sensitive information publicly available. The sensitive information that is threatened to be released could include personal identification numbers, financial account information, medical records, and other sensitive data. Doxware attacks can be devastating for individuals and organizations, as they can result in not only financial losses, but also serious damage to the victim's reputation and credibility.


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