Experian actually recommends people register their families (or even every member) as domain names through ICANN as an identity theft prevention tool. But I can see how this could cause objections.
Russia still insists it "hears" (from Trump) that there was no "meddling" in the 2016 elections. These attacks may have been directed at those who were most critical of Putin, this time. Remember Sony and North Korea.
It could be possible for someone's identity to be hijacked overseas, and be arrested only when in another country, maybe if compelled to travel to a less stable country for work.