Michigan DTMB: Department of Technology, Management, and Budget: MSP SitRep on Anonymous

Kevin Collier filed this request with the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget of Michigan.


From: Kevin Collier

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Michigan State Police Situation Report, or "SitRep," regarding attack from hacktivist group Anonymous. According to MSP memos obtained through another FOIA request, this SitRep's was scheduled to be disseminated to Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget on January 31, 2016.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Kevin Collier

From: Arend-Ritter, Saige (DTMB)

Good afternoon,

Please see our attached response to your request.

Thank you.

From: Kevin Collier

David B. Behen
Lewis Cass Building, 320 South Walnut, P.O. Box 30026
Lansing, MI 48909

Hello. This is my appeal to the rejection of my FOIA request sent August 18, 2016.

As evidenced by the drastic rise in ransomware and malware attacks against American individuals and businesses across the U.S. even this year, knowledge of how a government agency responds to an attack from a group such as Anonymous is of vital public interest. I trust there is a way to provide the SitRep from from Michigan State Police that redacts any passwords, security codes and combinations, and keys, while still revealing enough of an overview of the actual SitRep that it could provide the basis for a news story that educates the public what such attacks are like for the police station.

From: Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget

A copy of documents responsive to the request.