NSA First Mention of NITRO ZEUS

Joseph Cox filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Derek Mitch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The first record (be it a brief, email, or any other document), on, about, mentioning, or concerning "NITRO ZEUS," held, maintained, received or created by the National Security Agency.

NITRO ZEUS was an operation to target Iranian infrastructure, including industrial facilities, command-and-control, electrical grid, air defense and transportation, with cyber attacks. A media report on NITRO ZEUS can be found here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamesball/us-hacked-into-irans-critical-civilian-infrastructure-for-ma#.tk5zlZXBd

The search should be conducted with the National Security Agency's Remote Operations Centre (ROC), based at Fort Meade, Maryland.

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.


Derek Mitch

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.