Cryptolocker Malware Investigations

Allan Lasser filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # AP-2015-01021
Est. Completion None
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From: Allan Lasser

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All documents related to all cybercrime investigations of state and local law enforcement agencies following infections by the Cryptolocker or similar ransomware, including but not limited to a list of all law enforcement agencies infected by Cryptolocker or similar ransomware.

A FBI investigation of a Cryptolocker infection was disclosed on page 11 of a response to a record request of the Swansea Police Department, available at https://www.muckrock.com/foi/swansea-669/swansea-police-response-to-cryptolocker-infection-13123/#1283225-responsive-documents

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Allan Lasser

From: Minor, Jessica L.

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/<http://www.fbi.goiv/foia/>. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer at David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>.

Thank you,

Jessica Minor
Assistant Public Information Officer / Legal Administrative Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540-868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

A no responsive documents response.

From: Allan Lasser

To Whom it May Concern,

On page 11 of an electronic document provided by the Swansea Police Department of Swansea, MA, the town's lawyer Arthur D. Frank, Jr. makes direct reference to an FBI investigation of the virus attack on their computer network. The document can be found at this address: https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/8-28-14_MR13123_RES.pdf

With the knowledge that an investigation was initiated, I request all documents that were produced in the course of its execution.

Sincerely,
Allan Lasser

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: OIP-NoReply

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. To ensure a prompt reply, please direct any inquiries to the contact information listed in the correspondence provided to you. Thank you.

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