Distributed Denial of Service attack - a website attack that uses large numbers of distrubuted
agents (a botnet usually) to send massive amounts of website traffic, usually overloading and
crashing the website's server and bringing it offline.
"WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used
for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource,
such as a domain name, an IP address block" [WIKI1]_
From *dox*, for *documents*. Finding and publishing documents with personal (but public)
information about a target.
"Doxing consists of aggregating as much information on an individual or organization
using social media networks, web search engines, social engineering, basic deduction
skills, and password cracking methods...
Once enough information is gathered on a targeted individual or organization, the attacker
openly publishes the target’s personal photos, personally identifiable information, and any
other information, including information on family members, in retaliation for a perceived
offensive action the target or the target’s organization may have taken." [NORRIS]_
Digital image data stored in image files by cameras, scanners, smartphones and computers. Often
includes time, date, and exact geographic location the photo was taken.
"Swatting is the tricking of any emergency service (via such means as hoaxing
a 9-1-1 dispatcher) into dispatching an emergency response based on the false
report of an on-going critical incident" [WIKI2]_