Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018 (Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board)

Emma Best filed this request with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

FY-19-14

Multi Request Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018
Status
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: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
The attached letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request (DNFSB Tracking No. 19-14) for DNFSB records related to the "Anonymous" hacker collective or hacktivism and responds to your request for a waiver of associated fees.
My direct-contact information is below: please feel free to contact me with any questions about the processing status of your request.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson

Paul A. J. Wilson, Esq. | ARServices Limited
FOIA Public Liaison | Privacy Act Specialist
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dear Ms. Best:
The attached materials constitute the response of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board to the Freedom of Information Act request (Tracking No. FY 19-14) that you submitted to the agency via MuckRock.com.
If you have any questions about these materials, please feel free contact me. My direct e-mail address and telephone number are below.
Very truly yours,
Paul Wilson
Paul A. J. Wilson | ARServices Limited
FOIA Public Liaison | Privacy Act Specialist
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
paulw@dnfsb.gov<mailto:paulw@dnfsb.gov> | 202.694.7018

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Good morning Ms. Best,

Please find attached our response to the forwarded FOIA request from DNFSB.

Respectfully,

Davonya Barnes
FOIA Officer
NWTRB

From: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Good morning Ms. Best,

Please find attached a final response to DHS I&A FOIA 2020-IAFO-00028.

V/r,

FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov>
(202) 447-3783

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