Doxxing is the act of revealing the personal information of people on the Internet, generally including their name, address, phone number(s), social security number, passwords, and other financial information.
New on the list are
- Stacy Hylton (Direct of the U.S. Marshals service)
- Kris Jenner
- Mitt Romney
- Tiger Woods
Reports on the hack began filtering in on Tuesday. Earlier reports listed the following celebrities as being hacked:
- Charlie Beck (Los Angeles Police Department chief)
- Joe Biden
- Hillary Clinton
- Ashton Kutcher
- Mel Gibson
- Paris Hilton
- Eric Holder
- Kim Kardashian
- Robert Mueller (FBI director)
- Michelle Obama
- Sarah Palin
- Britney Spears
- Donald Trump
Sources say that the FBI has known about the hackers before the leakd and story broke, and that they are "aggressively" investigating -- as you might expect, even without FBI director Robert Mueller on the list.
In addition, it's known that the hack has affected more than just the celebrities involved. In a number of cases, the phone numbers published online by the did not belong to the celebrities. Instead, they are numbers to representatives of the celebrities: attorneys, business managers, business managers, and more.
In some cases these team members have had to deal with over 500 calls a day to a single number.
In addition to trying to crack the case, the FBI is trying to scrub the information from the Internet. That would be next to impossible, as "what's posted on the Internet, stays on the Internet," though perhaps not at the original site.