Revenge in the digital age

A high-tech pushback is underway against the New York City police officer who pepper sprayed a group of people who were protesting in the city’s financial district over the weekend.

One of the photographers who filmed the scene identified the officer by his name badge. Then the group, “Anonymous,” d0x’d the officer — seeking out personal information online and then spreading it:

As we watched your officers kettle innocent women, we observed you barberically pepper spray wildly into the group of kettled women. We were shocked and disgusted by your behavior. You know who the innocent women were, now they will have the chance to know who you are. Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice. WE ARE WATCHING!!! Expect Us!

“Anonymous” provided employment data, but also provided “possible” home addresses as well as the names of “possible relatives.”

This could certainly go badly.