COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors (San Diego Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Diego Police Department of San Diego, CA.
Tracking #

20-1835

Multi Request COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

  • FBI20Sees20Rise20in20Fraud20Schemes20Related20to20the20Coronavirus20COVID-1920Pande.pdf

  • COVID-1920Exploited20by20Malicious20Cyber20Actors207C20CISA.pdf

  • COVID-19-Related20Phone20Scams20and20Phishing20Attacks207C20CDC20Online20Newsroom207.pdf

From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Your first City of San Diego record request (request number #20-1835) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Please be advised that City staff have received your CPRA request. Within the next 10 days, we will determine whether your request seeks copies of disclosable records in the City's possession or whether the City will require an extension.

Request #20-1835.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-1835:

Ms. Best,

We have received your Public Records Act request. In reviewing your Public Records Act request, we are unable to identify what you are requesting. We would like to assist you in making a more focused request. Can you please clarify what types of records you are requesting as well as providing a time frame for the search, such as from January 1, 2020 to present? 

Please contact us so that we may better assist you. You can do so by replying to this message. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-1835:

Ms. Best,

We hope that you received our April 24 message. In reviewing your request, we are unable to identify what you are requesting. We would like to assist you in making a more focused request. Can you please clarify what types of records you are requesting as well as providing a time frame for the search, such as from January 1, 2020 to present? 

Please contact us so that we may better assist you. You can do so by replying to this message. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-1835:

Ms. Best,

Following up on our previous message, we will need a timeframe, such as January 1, 2020 to present, to search for records. Clarification on the records you are requesting would also be helpful.

Please contact us so that we may better assist you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A document has been released for record request #20-1835:

* PRA 20-1835 Emails COVID 19.pdf

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-1835:

Ms Best,

All responsive records have been uploaded.

Kind regards.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Record request #20-1835 has been closed.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Record request #20-1835 has been published and is now available for public view.

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  • FBI20Sees20Rise20in20Fraud20Schemes20Related20to20the20Coronavirus20COVID-1920Pande.pdf

  • COVID-1920Exploited20by20Malicious20Cyber20Actors207C20CISA.pdf

  • COVID-19-Related20Phone20Scams20and20Phishing20Attacks207C20CDC20Online20Newsroom207.pdf

  • PRA2020-183520Emails20COVID2019.pdf