DDoSecrets (Department of Justice, United States Marshals)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking #


Multi Request DDoSecrets
Due June 17, 2024
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning, describing or relating to Distributed Denial of Secrets, abbreviated DDoSecrets.

DDoSecrets is a non-profit whistleblower site founded in 2018 for news leaks which is sometimes referred to as a successor to WikiLeaks and came to international attention for its June 2020 publication of police documents, known as BlueLeaks.

You may limit the search to between December 2018 and the date the search is performed.

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: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Dear Emma North-Best,

Case Number 2024-USMS-000491 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 2024-USMS-000491.
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United States Marshals Service (USMS)

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Dear Emma North-Best,

The status of your FOIA request #2024-USMS-000491 has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log in and check the status of your request, please log into the US Marshals FOIA Portal,  click on the Application URL below.
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United States Marshals Service (USMS)

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

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From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Inresponse to your FOIA request received on May 22, 2024, assigned request number2024-USMS-000491 we find that you are correctly categorized as a representative of the media, and your fee waiver request is granted.
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