Juice Jacking (Federal Aviation Administration)

Joseph Uchill filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Multi Request Juice Jacking
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From: Joseph Uchill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents describing incidents, statistics, or concerns about "juice jacking," the practice of using cell phone charging as a cyberattack vector, produced since January 1, 2019. In late 2019, both the FCC and L.A. County D.A.'s office issued warnings about "juice jacking."

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.


Joseph Uchill

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Dear Mr. Uchill,

We have reviewed your FOIA request and determined that this is not a properly formulated request.
The sole purpose of the FOIA is for retrieval of records already created, maintained and used by Federal Agencies. The FOIA does not establish a research service requiring agencies to conduct research and locate information and/or records in response to questions for information posed as FOIA requests. As such, your request should describe the particular record to the fullest extent possible. The request should describe the subject matter of the record, and if known, indicate where it was created, when it was created, and the person or office that created the record. The FOIA was not intended as a mechanism to reduce government agencies to be full-time investigators on behalf of requesters or to allow requesters to browse agency files (the courts have described it as conducting fishing expeditions).
Additionally, based on the subject of the request, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would not be the appropriate agency for such requests. We suggest that you contact DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Because what you requested are not agency records, this request is considered closed with no further action being taken by the agency.



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