Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018 (Memphis Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Memphis Police Department of Memphis, TN.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

W012190-060419

Multi Request Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018
Est. Completion June 18, 2019
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Kent Hoover


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents mentioning or relating to Anonymous (the hacker movement/collective, see below) or hacktivism (defined as hacking as a form of protest and/or activism) generated between 1 January 2009 and 1 January 2019, including but not limited to:

* Internal reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts relating to Anonymous or hacktivism
* Reports from the appropriate IT (Information Technology) or computer offices regarding possible cyber attacks by Anonymous or other hacktivists
* Reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts sent to or received from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, any fusion center or federal agency relating to or mentioning Anonymous or hacktivism
* Incident reports investigating possible hacking activity falling within the office's jurisdiction and allegedly carried out by members of Anonymous or other hacktivist groups
* Materials generated as a result of any suspected or actual compromise, breach or "dox" (revealing of personal or private information) by Anonymous or other hacktivists

Anonymous has been described by government agencies as a non-hierarchical hacktivist collective, Anonymous uses hacking (and arguably cracking) techniques to register political protest in campaigns known as “#ops.” Best known for their distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, past activities have included attacks against the Church of Scientology; Visa, Paypal, and others who withdrew their services from WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange after that group began releasing war documents; #OpTunisia and others purporting to support the Arab Spring; and a campaign that brought down the website of the Westboro Baptist Church. #Ops are usually marked with the release of a video of a reader in a Guy Fawkes mask using a computer generated voice. See attached for additional background information.

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. 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 Internet Archive and 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

From: Memphis Police Department

Mr. Hoover:

We have received your request for a public record. It is our goal to respond to these requests as soon as possible or within 5 business days. However, please note that certain requests may take longer to process due to the size of the records requested or current request volumes. Your request has been given the following reference number W012190-060419 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:Documents mentioning or relating to Anonymous (the hacker movement/collective, see below) or hacktivism (defined as hacking as a form of protest and/or activism) generated between 1 January 2009 and 1 January 2019, including but not limited to:* Internal reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts relating to Anonymous or hacktivism* Reports from the appropriate IT (Information Technology) or computer offices regarding possible cyber attacks by Anonymous or other hacktivists* Reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts sent to or received from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, any fusion center or federal agency relating to or mentioning Anonymous or hacktivism* Incident reports investigating possible hacking activity falling within the office's jurisdiction and allegedly carried out by members of Anonymous or other hacktivist groups* Materials generated as a result of any suspected or actual compromise, breach or "dox" (revealing of personal or private information) by Anonymous or other hacktivistsAnonymous has been described by government agencies as a non-hierarchical hacktivist collective, Anonymous uses hacking (and arguably cracking) techniques to register political protest in campaigns known as “#ops.” Best known for their distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, past activities have included attacks against the Church of Scientology; Visa, Paypal, and others who withdrew their services from WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange after that group began releasing war documents; #OpTunisia and others purporting to support the Arab Spring; and a campaign that brought down the website of the Westboro Baptist Church. #Ops are usually marked with the release of a video of a reader in a Guy Fawkes mask using a computer generated voice. See attached for additional background information.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 7 business days, as the statute requires.Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.Sincerely,Kent Hoover

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From: Memphis Police Department

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06/11/2019
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 74466 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/4/2019, Reference # W012190-060419

Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/4/2019. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents mentioning or relating to Anonymous (the hacker movement/collective, see below) or hacktivism (defined as hacking as a form of protest and/or activism) generated between 1 January 2009 and 1 January 2019, including but not limited to:

* Internal reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts relating to Anonymous or hacktivism
* Reports from the appropriate IT (Information Technology) or computer offices regarding possible cyber attacks by Anonymous or other hacktivists
* Reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts sent to or received from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, any fusion center or federal agency relating to or mentioning Anonymous or hacktivism
* Incident reports investigating possible hacking activity falling within the office's jurisdiction and allegedly carried out by members of Anonymous or other hacktivist groups
* Materials generated as a result of any suspected or actual compromise, breach or "dox" (revealing of personal or private information) by Anonymous or other hacktivists

Anonymous has been described by government agencies as a non-hierarchical hacktivist collective, Anonymous uses hacking (and arguably cracking) techniques to register political protest in campaigns known as “#ops.” Best known for their distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, past activities have included attacks against the Church of Scientology; Visa, Paypal, and others who withdrew their services from WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange after that group began releasing war documents; #OpTunisia and others purporting to support the Arab Spring; and a campaign that brought down the website of the Westboro Baptist Church. #Ops are usually marked with the release of a video of a reader in a Guy Fawkes mask using a computer generated voice. See attached for additional background information.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover”

It is not practicable for the records you requested to be made promptly available for inspection and/or copying because: It has not yet been determined that records responsive to your request exist.
The time reasonably necessary to produce the record(s) or information and/or to make a determination of a proper response to your request is: . June 18, 2019
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
City of Memphis

From: Memphis Police Department

Attachments:
NRRE.pdf (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN2YMOPL-2BVjpkBkiAXeaGpDne2kEdfZCoja2hcpfRkEMab6agNiJm8HyfrihvZJSdX4W467LtpN5H6hJfnKbwSIiPG6rXh4jHHOIT1QQZQqygutqYnXKN7HCtK-2BPCuySXPmPEnYkvJj8D0E4owmg5WUEADRDJLXtA5DG2W-2FMEb92-2FwryJmLV5lYX7sbrDzr7xHw-3D-3D_jri1DcN7eqaU0Je3EOLsjXTN-2BgymGTNvlygJilU0BqzDldGBDu-2Flp7TmGAxEdsKhPoCOAyP7wU1ljEmH3haD6DJ5KKNyJ-2BwVlXE3KWpYDtj-2BRS2T-2BMfNTzhr12-2Bk6pe4dtAnISFbBpVke3vCWe20OYaJTciGWg7UtyxFSIVrStyLngchsjRyiUu7WwycT00J3mD7g6nbLB5KTB-2FpIFPWD77jszXIwYl5Cj6M5AwY2wqCEiw12kTOSt3KVfILGiiZGRSzOtsaxbux75hszCdqVdaGpZ-2BSC86FOoh7lZfgJvrcZfuHxtHnN7uilmPJzCWT3rFOXx7Qi9vHvqnwzs8zSUd03vMEHrmG04jQ9FppyB1nR-2BcGvFEBf-2FaI3P8KdxbdB7a9fezUdaED7IrMGpD1mA-3D-3D)

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06/12/2019
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 74466 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/4/2019, Reference # W012190-060419
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/4/2019. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents mentioning or relating to Anonymous (the hacker movement/collective, see below) or hacktivism (defined as hacking as a form of protest and/or activism) generated between 1 January 2009 and 1 January 2019, including but not limited to:

* Internal reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts relating to Anonymous or hacktivism
* Reports from the appropriate IT (Information Technology) or computer offices regarding possible cyber attacks by Anonymous or other hacktivists
* Reports, bulletins, warnings and alerts sent to or received from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, any fusion center or federal agency relating to or mentioning Anonymous or hacktivism
* Incident reports investigating possible hacking activity falling within the office's jurisdiction and allegedly carried out by members of Anonymous or other hacktivist groups
* Materials generated as a result of any suspected or actual compromise, breach or "dox" (revealing of personal or private information) by Anonymous or other hacktivists

Anonymous has been described by government agencies as a non-hierarchical hacktivist collective, Anonymous uses hacking (and arguably cracking) techniques to register political protest in campaigns known as “#ops.” Best known for their distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, past activities have included attacks against the Church of Scientology; Visa, Paypal, and others who withdrew their services from WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange after that group began releasing war documents; #OpTunisia and others purporting to support the Arab Spring; and a campaign that brought down the website of the Westboro Baptist Church. #Ops are usually marked with the release of a video of a reader in a Guy Fawkes mask using a computer generated voice. See attached for additional background information.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover”

The City has reviewed its files and has determined there are no existing responsive records to your request. Per the custodian, there is no corresponding document. If requestor wants info from Fusion Centers, they need to reach out to them for additional informational.
This completes your public records request with the City of Memphis.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
City of Memphis

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