How to Find Undercover DEA/FBI Agents

Bryan Morelock filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Bryan Morelock

Katherine L. Myrick, Chief
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit
FOIA/Records Management Section
Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
Phone: (202) 307-7596
Fax: (202) 307-8556
Email: DEA.FOIA@usdoj.gov

FOIA Requester Service Center: (202) 307-7596

FOIA Public Liaison: Phyllis Scott-Drewery, (202) 307-7618

To Katherine L. Myrick, Chief of Freedom of Information/Privacy Unit (SARF)

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, for a copy of:

All documentation or paper or materials regarding methods used by Drug Enforcement Administration for making undercover agents:

How the DEA/FBI "makes" an undercover agent:

In order to make a DEA/FBI Agent undercover all databases containing their old identity are wiped and they are given a new identity. This means every Credit Card, Social Security Number, IRS Tax Record, Phone Number, Email Address, Driver's License Record, etc. is wiped. The agent then receives a new identity which the agent uses during the course of the agent's operation that they are assigned to. Agents are assigned to an operation based on their knowledge and skill set.

Example 1, How the DEA/FBI "makes" an undercover agent:

For example, the DEA/FBI Agent, Special Agent James B. Conway, has their identity changed across all databases; DMV Driver's License Record, Vehicle License Records, IRS Tax Records, Credit Cards, Social Security Databases, etc.). The identity of Special Agent James B. Conway is wiped and a new identity, Jim Flanigan is given to the individual complete with a new address, DMV Driver's License, IRS Tax Records, Social Security Number, Credit Cards, Home Address, Phone Number, Cell Phone Number, etc.

James B. Conway
Special Agent, Group 2
Drug Enforcement Administration
255 E Temple St., Suite #20
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 576-2320
Cell: (213) 259-9164
Email: james.b.conway@usdoj.gov

The undercover agent and fake identity known as Jim Flanigan will be created and this alias will be used by Special Agent James B. Conway while Conway is engaged in clandestine activities for the DEA/FBI. All agents need an alternate identity in order to infiltrate a criminal organization whether it be here domestically in the United States or abroad in a foreign country. This means the new identity must check out in case the cartel or criminal organization wants to do a background check on the agent.

Jim Flanigan
Driver's License #:
Social Security #:
Home Address:
Phone:
Mobile:
Email:
Credit Card 1:
Credit Card 2:
Credit Card 3:
Credit Card 4:

DEA and FBI Agents know that undercover agents are under 24 hour observation by a cartel or criminal organization when they're new.

The purpose of deleting all records of the agent's existence across all databases is done to ensure the true identity of the agent is never revealed. If the cover of an agent is made while they are undercover it could mean that the mission will be jeopardized and the cover of that agent will be made. For this reason it is important that the program in place to make undercover agents stay undercover is structured in such a way that no one individual or person could reveal the identity of any one agent or all undercover agents.

Example 2, How the DEA/FBI "makes" an undercover agent:

Katherine L. Myrick, Chief
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit
FOI/Records Management Section
Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
Phone: (202) 307-7596
Fax: (202) 307-8556
Email: DEA.FOIA@usdoj.gov

Former identity now changed to:

Jane Doe
Driver's License #:
Social Security #:
Home Address:
Phone:
Mobile:
Email:
Credit Card 1:
Credit Card 2:
Credit Card 3:
Credit Card 4:

Now Katherine L. Myrick, former Chief of the Freedom of Information/ "PRIVACY ACT UNIT" can go undercover as Jane Doe and work undercover engaged in clandestine activities, gathering intelligence while posing as Jane Doe working undercover for a cartel or criminal organization.

How to Reveal the Identity of Undercover DEA/FBI Agents:

1) Compare old DMV Records against New DMV Records, using Facial recognition software to detect individual that has gone undercover with DEA/FBI.

Example, compare 2005 DMV Records to 2012 DMV Records:

A hacker or member of a criminal organization goes onto the DarkNet and buys a copy of a file of Driver's Licenses from 2005 from any state (ex. California, Virginia, etc.) and compares those records to a copy of Driver's Licenses records from 2015. If the DEA undercover agent went undercover in 2010, then using facial recognition software and comparing both DMV Record files from 2005 to a DMV Records in 2012, using software programs readily available on the internet a hacker or member of a criminal organization can compare both files and discover both the old and new (fake) identities.

While the DEA/FBI may be able to wipe the agents identity in 2010 when the agent went undercover, creating a new identity and putting that identity into the DMV's database will mean that both identities can be discovered by comparing both the old file and the new file together.

Additionally, if the DEA/FBI decided to not create a false identity for the undercover agent it would draw suspicion by the cartel or criminal organization as there is no record of the individual's existence. Everyone has a driver's license from when they applied at 15-18 years old, which means that everyone will be in the DMV database at some point or for that matter in any database. There is no way to hide who you are anymore, there will always be that original record.

2) Look at old DMV Records to find identity of undercover DEA/FBI Agent prior to them being deleted, using Facial recognition software to detect individual that has gone undercover with the DEA

2) Hack personal phone of undercover agent, rather then attempt to hack work cell phone

By hacking the personal cell phone of the undercover agent their location can be tracked. When they report back to the Los Angeles DEA offices or wherever they are working it would be known by the hacker that they went there due to them taking their personal cell phone with them that is hacked already. A hacker would not need to hack the work cell phone of an undercover agent. Additionally, if you hack the phone of an individual you can record audio from it as well as activate the camera on the cell phone and record video as desired.

A virus could be sent through a text or directly to the phone, or by hacking the credit card accounts of the fake alias, or by hacking the email account of the fake identity, whatever electronic fake identities the undercover agent is using to prove they are the fake identity, those identities can be hacked. Viruses can be embedded within those programs and can be used to trace the identity of the individual and gather intel on the undercover DEA/FBI Agent. When the undercover agent logs into those accounts on any computer the virus can be uploaded to the computer being used by the undercover agent. Additionally, tracking all the purchases made by the undercover agent using the fake identity with fake credit cards will allow the cartel or criminal organization to track their movements.

If a hacker were to hack the personal phones of undercover agents and find out who they are that information would be extremely valuable and profitable to sell online on DarkNet forums.

3) Use facial recognition software to track the location of the undercover agent

4) Use local traffic cams at the Local and State level to track the individual around town as well as tracking their vehicle

5) Hack the GPS on the undercover agent's vehicle to track their location around town

Regarding DEA's/FBI's undercover agent program:

Given today's technology the inability of anyone to truly hide anymore is gone. An outdated system for creating undercover agents will no longer be viable for the DEA/FBI. Unfortunately when DEA/FBI Agents go undercover they need to create an alternate identity so that they can interact with a cartel or criminal organization.

In today's world it is impossible to hide yourself! Hackers are constantly communicating and exchanging information. Simply uploading your information to the DMV database twice with a different identity is foolish. Anyone with an older file of the DMV records can compare the old identity of the DEA/FBI undercover agent to their new undercover identity. Everyone at some point applied for a driver's license, so there is no way to truly hide your identity anymore.

Criminal organizations are heavily involved in selling information. The ability to obtain every name of every undercover would be invaluable to hackers and criminal organizations! It would be extremely profitable as well and undoubtedly appear on the DarkNet or Deep Web for sale. Everyone wants a copy of the NOC list. You don't need to actually obtain the list in order to know who is on it. All you need to do is compare old DMV Records to the false identity that the undercover agent is using in working with the cartels and criminal organizations. When you notice two identities with the same face then you know something is wrong and that you have found an undercover agent working for the DEA/FBI. The DEA/FBI has to constantly create false identities for its agents, otherwise if their identity doesn't check out then it will look suspicious and the cartel or criminal organization will assume they are lying and accordingly the agent's cover will be made.

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