BYZANTINE CANDOR (Army - United States Department of the Army)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Army - United States Department of the Army of the United States of America.
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records mentioning or describing PLA Unit 61398 AKA BYZANTINE CANDOR, APT1 (Mandiant), Beijing Group (Secureworks), Comment Crew/Comment Group, Comment Panda (CrowdStrike), Elderwood Group (Symantec), Shanghai Group (Secureworks), Sneaky Panda (CrowdStrike) and TITAN RAIN III. You may limit this search to records generated since January 1, 2002.

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.


Emma North-Best

From: Army - United States Department of the Army



Please be advised that this office has no records, it only serves as the referral point and policy office for the Department of the Army Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Requests for information and documents under the purview of the Army are referred to the proponent agency for appropriate handling in accordance with Army Regulation 25-55, The Army Freedom of Information Act program. The FOIA only provides the means by which the public can request specific documents from the Army.

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