Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018 (U.S. International Trade Commission)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the U.S. International Trade Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-23

Multi Request Anonymous + general hacktivists 2009-2018
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma North-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: U.S. International Trade Commission

Ms. Best.

I will ask again did you get the emails I sent you relating to your previous FOIA’s?

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

Good afternoon.

We are in receipt of your request below.

It has been assigned FOIA 19-23

A response will be given within the statutory period allowed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Jacqueline N. Gross, FOIA Liaison
Office of the Secretary
U.S. International Trade Commission
500 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20436
202-205-1816
Jackie.gross@usitc.gov<mailto:Jackie.gross@usitc.gov>

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

Good afternoon

We are in receipt of your FOIA request received June 5, 2019 by email.

It has been assigned FOIA number 19-23.

A response will be given within the twenty day statutory period allowed.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request.

If questions, please call us.

Jacqueline N. Gross, FOIA Liaison
Office of the Secretary
U.S. International Trade Commission
500 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20436
202-205-1816
Jackie.gross@usitc.gov<mailto:Jackie.gross@usitc.gov>

From: Emma North-Best

"I will ask again did you get the emails I sent you relating to your previous FOIA’s?"

I'm not sure which FOIAs are being referred to. Please use the assigned address for each, it is as important as me providing you with the tracking numbers.

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

GM

We have received the three FOIA’s and we are working on them.

I sent you reply’s to each one did you get them? Did you also get the information I sent in how you should submit a FOIA request?

I also gave my phone number for you to call if you have any questions.

Jacqueline N. Gross, FOIA Liaison
Office of the Secretary
U.S. International Trade Commission
500 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20436
202-205-1816

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

Dear Ms. Best:

Please find attached the USITC's initial interim response to your request dated June 5, 2019, and received the same day. If you have any questions, please reach out to our FOIA Public Liaison, Jacqueline N. Gross, at 202-205-1816 or Jackie.gross@usitc.gov<mailto:Jackie.gross@usitc.gov>
Best,

Katherine M. Hiner
Supervisory Attorney, Docket Services
Office of the Secretary
International Trade Commission
500 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20436
(202) 205-2606

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

Good afternoon Ms. Best.

Please find attached a copy of another extension letter as more time is needed to respond to your request.

If questions, please call us.

Jacqueline N. Gross, FOIA Liaison
Office of the Secretary

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

Ms. Best please let us know by acknowledgement of receipt that you have received this letter.

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

Good afternoon Ms. Best:

Attached is a third letter extending the time limit to respond to your request by an additional 20 working days to September 30, 2019.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me at (202) 205-3258 or Sharon.Bellamy@usitc.gov<mailto:Sharon.Bellamy@usitc.gov>.

Best,

Sharon D. Bellamy
U.S. International Trade Commission
Records Management Specialist
500 E Street, SW, Suite 112
Washington, DC 20436
(202)205-3258

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From: U.S. International Trade Commission

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. International Trade Commission

Good morning Ms. Best,

Attached is our response related to your FOIA request dated June 5, 2019. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Best,

Sharon D. Bellamy
U.S. International Trade Commission
Records Management Specialist
500 E Street, SW, Suite 112
Washington, DC 20436
(202)205-3258

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From: U.S. International Trade Commission

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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