Anonymous Police Hacking 5/2015 - Baltimore Police Department

Bernard Rodriguez filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.


From: Bernard Rodriguez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

- Documents regarding the May 2015 Anonymous and HagashTeam hacks on "".

Any internal reports, debriefs, after action reports, damage assessments, equipment disposal logs, talking points, documents and correspondence within and outside the department and including other agencies, emails, training presentations, PowerPoint slides, and Microsoft Word documents, which discuss Denial of Service Attacks, Cyber Attacks or Network Intrusions of any kind in May 2015.

Please limit your searches for documents to the following dates:

- April 2015 — July 2015

Please include in your search the following keywords:

- #OpBaltimore
- "anon", "anonymous", "AnonymousGlobo"
- "HagashTeam", "Hagash Team"
- "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "Black Lives Matter"
- "Freddie Gray"

Please also include in your search emails sent and received to a "" address that match the above criteria.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Bernard Rodriguez

From: Bernard Rodriguez

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: DCU

To Bernard Rodriguez
Your request for BPD records concerning “Denial of Service Attacks, Cyber Attacks or Network Intrusions” of the BPD’s I T systems in May 2015 has been forwarded to the proper custodian(s) for review. If any disclosable records are located the BPD will advise you of the availability and any costs associated with the request.


Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
100 N Holiday St., Room 100,
Baltimore, Md. 21202<>

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From: DCU

May 2, 2016

Mr. Bernard Rodriguez

Re: Maryland Public Information Act Request

Dear Mr. Rodriguez,

This is in response to your correspondence sent on March 31, 2016, and follow up correspondence sent on April 14, 2016, addressed to the Baltimore Police Department ("BPD") attention: Office of Legal Affairs, wherein you made a request for records. The Maryland Public Information Act ("MPIA"), Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, § 4-101, et seq. governs your request.

For the Cyber Security relating to the Baltimore Police Department's e-mails, website and electronic records, the BPD will neither confirm nor deny that BPD's Cyber Security was breached on or before May 2015. Nor will the BPD disclose records used to secure the BPD's computer systems, software, and networks. As Legal Support for BPD to withhold documents pertaining to its Cyber Security, please see MPIA §4-338 "Security of Information Systems" providing: A custodian shall deny inspection of the part of a public record that contains information about the security of an information system.

Nothing in this response is intended to indicate that any records sought from the BPD exist or to waive any privileges held by the BPD. You may contest this response by filing a complaint for Judicial Review in Circuit Court pursuant to MPIA § 4-362.


Brent D. Schubert
Assistant City Solicitor
Legal Affairs Division
Baltimore Police Department
100 N. Holliday Street, 101
Baltimore, Maryland 21202