Understanding the Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions of Doxing Research: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective

Yuan Fang, Marten Risius, Christy M.K. Cheung

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Abstract

Doxing is the public release of personal information with harmful intentions. It is an emergent online practice that is used in social protest movements, for personal revenge, or even as a means of cyber-warfare. To amalgamate the ambiguous multi-disciplinary research, we summarize the current state of knowledge and identify directions for doxing research. To that end, this study applies social cognitive theory in a systematic review of 28 doxing papers and provides an overview of current doxing research trends. The review shows that doxing research has been primarily focused on the environmental perspective, particularly the legal regulation of doxing while neglecting personal and behavioral factors. We identify a series of research questions to guide and inspire future research on the role of digital technologies in this emerging issue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2023
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Pages5514-5523
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780998133164
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2023
Event2023 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-56) - Hyatt Regency Maui, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20236 Jan 2023
https://hdl.handle.net/10125/102456 (Conference proceedings)
https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/communities/f36bf371-28c7-4427-bff7-718d2c995872

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2023-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605
ISSN (Electronic)2572-6862

Conference

Conference2023 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-56)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHawaii
Period3/01/236/01/23
Internet address

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • doxing
  • doxxing
  • research framework
  • social cognitive theory
  • systematic literature review

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