Yesterday we heard the news that internet hacker group Anonymous had begun an attack on Sony in retaliation for their legal threats against PS3 modders. But now things are taking a bit of a dark turn, even for Anonymous. An offshoot of the main OpSony Anon group called SonyRecon has decided that hitting the Sony sites and services with DDoS attacks isn't enough. They've decided to go after Sony employees personally.
The process of gathering "Dox" (or personal documents) has already begun. This can include things like an address, marital status, phone number, IP addresses, or even the details of family members. This information can be leveraged to harass the target. The SonyRecon IRC has suggested participants could engage in all manner of trickery to pressure targets. "Call an AIDS hotline and ask them to anonymously tell the target they could have HIV," one post read.
The offshoot has reportedly already found information on high-level Sony execs including Group Executive Robert S. Wiesenthal, and Sony boss Howard Stringer. We're not even going to assert that this might be okay, but how NOT okay do you think this is?