[Ads-l] "Doxing": new to me, though

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 29 15:41:15 UTC 2015


On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:45 AM, Eric Nielsen wrote:
>
> I found this:
>
> "Dox.2794 File infector 08/29/02"
>
> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r4270990-Daily-NAV-IU-for-8-29-02
>
> And a possible "15 Aug 2000 00:00:00 (GMT)"
>
> http://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/threat-analyses/viruses-and-spyware/Dox-2794.aspx
>
> Don't have time to dig any further at the moment.

We're focusing specifically on "dox(x)" as a verb (or "dox(x)ing" as a
verbal noun). "Dox" as an abbreviation for "documents" was around for
quite a long time before it became verbified.

--bgz

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