Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018 (San Antonio Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Antonio Police Department of San Antonio, TX.
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W267318-053119

Multi Request Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: San Antonio Police Department

Dear Emma Best:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of San Antonio. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 5/31/2019 and given the reference number W267318-053119 for tracking purposes.

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

From: San Antonio Police Department

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Dear Emma Best:
Information Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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The City of San Antonio is seeking to withhold some or all of the information you have requested and has sought a decision from the Texas Attorney General's Office on the applicability of certain exceptions, pursuant to section 552.301 of the Texas Government Code. Please see attached a copy of the City's correspondence with the Attorney General's Office.
Sincerely San Antonio Police Department Open Records 315 S Santa Rosa Ave. San Antonio, TX 78207

From: San Antonio Police Department

Attachments:
Cyber_Open_Source_Daily.pdf (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN6IT1EI4-2BNrm6AZbEtDu-2B00aZrtmo4G9E5K-2FCVBtA-2Ba2IXR0T-2F2gSPVPhYQ7fCceblrf1afyzssmpzByKafRoVrt-2FipiQ2QoaTfgHe9E-2FNQGeePaTyVg3EBO83Uhf5iFUNXtsT9fQqWeYUvLemChMrNP6SiMyIR31ZJ3d5yBvSqFYnYU7bEtNMiAAiUM-2FxfG5p6MGpPhFMUkbuhjbisNm2Y-3D_niTmCwfc9IvTLpML7jJXfAGx3YbMtaKMJ63IN-2BzCQZ9T2VI5wl9BrzNhVFLEnEPkb-2BYCYxSpkVaqUc3BnFhNFfHvRDpnhxq3U0MahwhlNLEu2vDruhguSBjZJHZ60lFO8TjP-2BthQSaVIPpzEvuJF3qevfa8pAWOuwChiCKInWYr0fl1k-2BDK3zszlh6Z-2F4pZxYiRopTVW7WH-2B3aj4NJG18Bta8GlhlTf51S-2FMSWKJr9rOZ2lzT8zFBRnxVTCc60CCyJOxJvIMktCBaji4xJBf64avZw2xUqCbzqvvbw1eXkyLbeFvbTe5dyldWlsFfXll1iva-2B-2B8per0RSoXixeX0SkmPQZSFu-2BB-2BXEdiQU2BjZilLnXfOO89zYQjKBgCwn4HTxs7eyPIkJ7Y4hsJEQ0jUQ-3D-3D)
Cyber_Open_Source_Daily_1.pdf (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN6IT1EI4-2BNrm6AZbEtDu-2B00aZrtmo4G9E5K-2FCVBtA-2Ba2IXR0T-2F2gSPVPhYQ7fCceblrf1afyzssmpzByKafRoVrt-2FipiQ2QoaTfgHe9E-2FNQGeePaTyVg3EBO83Uhf5iFUNXtsT9fQqWeYUvLemChMrO-2Bih06Rv-2B-2BUZ-2BwG3h5B3V1a6xqWKDtQItaP1j2BHyaL0BQuFyNfRFySrSF2MlDWzo-3D_niTmCwfc9IvTLpML7jJXfAGx3YbMtaKMJ63IN-2BzCQZ9T2VI5wl9BrzNhVFLEnEPkb-2BYCYxSpkVaqUc3BnFhNFfHvRDpnhxq3U0MahwhlNLEu2vDruhguSBjZJHZ60lFO8TjP-2BthQSaVIPpzEvuJF3qevfa8pAWOuwChiCKInWYr0fl1k-2BDK3zszlh6Z-2F4pZxYiRopTVW7WH-2B3aj4NJG18Bta8GlhlTf51S-2FMSWKJr9rOZ2lzT8zFBRnxVTCc60CCpbOH4MC-2Fsb0VUHbVYtPaqiqYE3UCUtqtQk4R-2F5uNGgnETIkMPKfho3dv1LRKrRGnTi-2BAqQy6NlH-2BUwjTSqgPzCKcehs-2BkdqNCeN331g7JjOjJYdhdGfocoRK8nSMuRRZ-2FWJlBW2EM8H0-2B5uSb3ZpLg-3D-3D)

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City of San Antonio 07/12/2019
Emma Best Via EMail

MuckRock News, DEPT MR 74471
Somerville, MA 02144

RE:    Response to Public Information Request

COSA ORR No: W267318-053119

Dear Emma Best,

This letter responds to your request for information to the City of San Antonio, dated and received in our office on 5/31/2019 12:54:22 AM.

Information Requested: Police Records Request - To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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The City of San Antonio has reviewed its files and has located the enclosed documents that are responsive to your request. Sincerely, San Antonio Police Department Open Records Office Public Safety Headquarters

From: San Antonio Police Department

Attachments:
Cyber_Open_Source_Daily.pdf (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN6IT1EI4-2BNrm6AZbEtDu-2B00aZrtmo4G9E5K-2FCVBtA-2Ba2IXR0T-2F2gSPVPhYQ7fCceblrf1afyzssmpzByKafRoVrt-2FipiQ2QoaTfgHe9E-2FNQGeePaTyVg3EBO83Uhf5iFUNXtsT9fQqWeYUvLemChMrNP6SiMyIR31ZJ3d5yBvSqFYnYU7bEtNMiAAiUM-2FxfG5p6MGpPhFMUkbuhjbisNm2Y-3D_niTmCwfc9IvTLpML7jJXfAGx3YbMtaKMJ63IN-2BzCQZ9T2VI5wl9BrzNhVFLEnEPkb-2BYCYxSpkVaqUc3BnFhNFe13s0JU8MtWeauJxT20zXNFh3T2DP38dc83IJE2OHMC4qDHVbhmvHeM4oTPB3JJ2althAu3QhLSQzg0F4KqLjTxVfxvbkTZx3z3tqEaig38tRqtU2GSAk80KsbAs9RUl9zGx9g5qGu6DXOoCPG0StGsv-2FcE1BC7X2zCQY4zVf8tZHEemnQdcYuiG6cv1uOCKOCxhLtNzfjWS07rZEo71vsAIJrpUeCaXvoT25clVcDXfpLwxuhyv8EhJJskQLkDNvqJY5b4BhMwnEUc76v0xHRq-2BwhgrsAQVbG6mO5RlngWt4pqXblsa1REdmfPl8MEDg-3D-3D)
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City of San Antonio 07/12/2019
Emma Best Via EMail

MuckRock News, DEPT MR 74471
Somerville, MA 02144

RE:    Response to Public Information Request

COSA ORR No: W267318-053119

Dear Emma Best,

This letter responds to your request for information to the City of San Antonio, dated and received in our office on 5/31/2019 12:54:22 AM.

Information Requested: Police Records Request - To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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The City of San Antonio has reviewed its files and has located the enclosed documents that are responsive to your request. Sincerely, San Antonio Police Department Open Records Office Public Safety Headquarters

From: San Antonio Police Department

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