Speaking of fun, if you can, catch Jason at DerbyCon speaking on this very topic of doxing.
Permanenet link: [Article]-Doxing and Anti-Doxing – Part I
By Jason Andress
For those of us following or taking part in the various hacktivist activities happening around the globe on a regular basis, doxing is a regular feature. We wake up in the morning to find the personal lives of businessmen, hackers who have made target of themselves for one reason or another, government employees, and a host of others spilled out onto the Internet for the entire world to see. Doxing can be a tool for use in security testing, investigation, or research on the positive side. But it can also be a tool for humiliation, harassment, and worse on the negative side.
In the Part I of this article, we will discuss what exactly doxing is and the tools and techniques we might use to carry out such an attack. In the Part II of this article we will talk about the steps we can take to at least lessen its impact, should we find ourselves on the receiving end of such efforts.