COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors (DeKalb County Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the DeKalb County Police Department of Dekalb County, GA .
Multi Request COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors
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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to CISA Alert AA20-099A, FBI/IC3 Alert I-032020-PSA, or the CDC alert titled "COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks"
* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to COVID-19 related phishing attempts, such as those described in the CDC alert, FBI/IC3 Alert I-032020-PSA and CISA Alert AA20-099A
* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to fake CDC emails, such as those described in FBI/IC3 Alert I-032020-PSA
* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to APT groups using the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their cyber operations, such as those described in CISA Alert AA20-099A
* Records mentioning, describing, or generated as part of or in response to the assessment that the above activities' "goals and targets are consistent with long-standing priorities such as espionage and “hack-and-leak” operations", as described in CISA Alert AA20-099A

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

  • COVID-19-Related20Phone20Scams20and20Phishing20Attacks207C20CDC20Online20Newsroom207.pdf

  • FBI20Sees20Rise20in20Fraud20Schemes20Related20to20the20Coronavirus20COVID-1920Pande.pdf

  • COVID-1920Exploited20by20Malicious20Cyber20Actors207C20CISA.pdf

From: DeKalb County Police Department

DeKalb County Police Department, Open Records Unit, acknowledges receipt of your Open Records Request. Please allow up to and including three (3) business days for a response.

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Dekalb County Police Department (NT)
Open Records Unit, 4th Floor
1960 West Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 770-724-7474
Email: dkpdopenrecords@dekalbcountyga.gov<mailto:dkpdopenrecords@dekalbcountyga.gov>

From: DeKalb County Police Department

Ms. Best,

Please see the attached letter regarding your Open Records request. Please note there is no fee associated with fulfilling your request.

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Dekalb County Police Department (CM)
Open Records Unit, 4th Floor
1960 West Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 770-724-7474
Email: dkpdopenrecords@dekalbcountyga.gov<mailto:dkpdopenrecords@dekalbcountyga.gov>

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