Victims suffer through smear campaigns, stalking, having to relocate many times, online harassment, cyberbullying, intimidation, job loss, cloud/email hacking, credit monitoring, accessing of credit/auto/financial accounts, and much more. The worst part is that the abuser claims to be the victim (which is a typical behavior of Narcissistic Sociopaths). Victims suffer depression, anxiety, ptsd, and sadly some take their lives because they cannot escape their abuser.
Abusers may use digital anonymity, and stay just borderline of the law. Cyberstalker definition includes those intending to harass, torment, gaslight, project blame on victims, character assassination and smear campaigning, alienate victim from close friends, family, any possible support system, accuse victims of doing to them what they are in fact doing to the victim, false police reports, sets up victim and then accuses them of physical abuse, points the victim as crazy, bipolar, abusive, alcoholic to make the victim look as the bad guy. Recruits "flying monkeys" which unknowingly take part and become enabler of the abusers behaviors. They utilize the legal system to further harass their victims for no basis other than to continue harassing the victim, and keep the "drama" going. These individuals will do anything possible to keep their victims silenced so that they are not exposed for their horrid abuse.
Citation: Simmons, L. 2017