‘Pepper spray’ officer named by Occupy Wall Street activists

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A senior officer with the New York Police Department has been named online by activists associated with the Occupy Wall Street activists, in connection with the controversial use of pepper spray against a group of female protesters.

On Saturday, in an incident captured on video, a small group of seemingly peaceful protestors were said to have been doused with pepper spray by a uniformed officer.

Warning: Some readers may find the following video upsetting.

Even some of the police officers seen in the video seem shocked by the use of pepper spray.

Now, after slow motion examination of the video, the Anonymous group has published what it claims to be the spraying police officer’s personal information – including phone numbers, addresses,…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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