FBI: Taking Your Machine (TYM)

Brian Martin filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Brian Martin

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents pertaining tot he investigation of the hacking group known as "Taking Your Machine" (TYM), that operated primarily in Denver, Colorado in the early to mid 90's and wrote the "Time For a Change" (TFC) e-zine. Requesting documents pertaining to any investigative actions such as questioning, search & seizure, detainment, and arrest of individuals using the nicknames "Ghost in the Machine", "Terminal", "Silent Rain", "Shockwave-717", "Random-916", and "Murcurochrome".

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.


Brian Martin

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • Ee0fde8bb385e7e20d1511c2bc55c4d902dbb263f_Q89928_D2578055

From: Brian Martin


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Brian Martin



  • 10/13/2020


  • 12/07/2020