BlueLeaks Bulletins (Georgia Information Sharing Analysis Center)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Georgia Information Sharing Analysis Center of Georgia.
Multi Request BlueLeaks Bulletins
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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:

A copy of (U//FOUO) IIB - Criminal Hackers Target US Law Enforcement Data, created on or about June 26, 2020, as well as bulletins and alerts generated, sent or received mentioning or describing "BlueLeaks" (sometimes spelled "Blue Leaks"), "Distributed Denial of Secrets" or "DDoSecrets". You may limit this request to records created between June 18, 2020 and the date of the processing of this request.

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.

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.


Emma Best

From: Georgia Information Sharing Analysis Center

August 11, 2020

Emma Best
Freelance Journalist

Reference: blueleaks data

On August 10, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation received your letter requesting GBI records relating to: blueleaks data. A search for the requested records was conducted.

Therefore, in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-18-70(f) of the Open Records Act, you are hereby notified that based upon the information you have provided, we are unable to locate any records that are responsive to your request.

If you have additional information related to the incident, such as the name of the victim(s), GBI criminal case numbers or Crime Lab case numbers, or other specific identifying data, please send it to us for further research.


Brad Parks
Special Agent in Charge
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Office of Privacy & Compliance


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