Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018 (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management)

Emma Best filed this request with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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BOEM-2019-00138

Multi Request Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018
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Completed

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of 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 relating to or mentioning Anonymous or hacktivism sent to or received from any federal law enforcement or intelligence agencies or any fusion center
* 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Dear Emma Best,

Please find attached correspondence regarding your FOIA request to the
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at
boemfoia@boem.gov or call me at (703) 787-1818.

Sincerely,

Natasha

Natasha Alcantara
Freedom of Information Act Officer/Public Liaison
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
US Department of the Interior
tel: 703-787-1818
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Mail Stop: VAM-BOEM DIR
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, VA 20166

FOIA Request Mailbox: boemfoia@boem.gov
FOIA Requester Service Center: (703) 787-1128
FOIA Public Liaison: (703) 787-1818

From: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Dear Emma Best,

Please find attached correspondence regarding your FOIA request to the
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at
boemfoia@boem.gov or call me at (703) 787-1818.

Sincerely,

Natasha

Natasha Alcantara
Freedom of Information Act Officer/Public Liaison
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
US Department of the Interior
tel: 703-787-1818

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Mail Stop: VAM-BOEM DIR
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, VA 20166

FOIA Request Mailbox: boemfoia@boem.gov
FOIA Requester Service Center: (703) 787-1128
FOIA Public Liaison: (703) 787-1818

From: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Dear Emma Best,

Please find attached the response for your FOIA request submitted to the
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at boemfoia@boem.gov or
call me at (703) 787-1818.

Sincerely,

Natasha

Natasha Alcantara
Freedom of Information Act Officer/Public Liaison
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
US Department of the Interior
tel: 703-787-1818

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Mail Stop: VAM-BOEM DIR
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, VA 20166

FOIA Request Mailbox: boemfoia@boem.gov
FOIA Requester Service Center: (703) 787-1128
FOIA Public Liaison: (703) 787-1818

From: Emma Best

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Emma Best

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