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Cyberstalking, which is simply an extension of the physical form of stalking, is where the electronic mediums such as the Internet are used to pursue, harass or contact another in an unsolicited fashion. Most often, given the vast distances that the Internet spans, this behaviour will never manifest itself in the physical sense but this does not mean that the pursuit is any less distressing. There are a wide variety of means by which individuals may seek out and harass individuals even though they may not share the same geographic borders, and this may present a range of physical, emotional, and psychological consequences to the victim.
Person A: "Did you hear about Alfonse, hes totally cyberstalking this chick from another country"
by batgimp January 19, 2007
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Typically involves revenge porn, credible threats, vandalism, bot-nets, catfish accounts, phishing schemes (via anonymous emails, direct messages, instant messages, or texts), the Dark Web, the hackers group Anonymous, or malware with intent to: spy, track, scrape from websites, collect data, monitor, or hack accounts.
Some of the aforementioned cyber-stalking can be explained as journalism, activism, the paparazzi, law enforcement, vigilantism, foreign data-mining, or Mark Zuckerberg.
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by Rosebud1776 June 12, 2018
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