Ransomware Attacks on Local Governments (Department of Justice, National Security Division)

Kari Paul filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

18-223

Multi Request Ransomware Attacks on Local Governments
Due July 2, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Kari Paul


To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. All information, documents, records, and communications regarding "ransomware" — malicious software (Cryptolocker, Cryptowall, etc.) that encrypt the contents of a victim’s hard drive, often until the victim pays the hackers to regain control kept by the Department of Justice.
2. Any and all analyses of threats, recorded instances of its use, complaints received, and any actions recommended to local police departments regarding ransomware attacks.

This request is for any and all records at any and all DOJ offices. Please produce all records with their administrative markings intact, and all reports, memos and documents to include any and all administrative pages. In excising material, please black out rather than white out or cut out material.

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.

Sincerely,

Kari Paul

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Kari Paul
requests@muckrock.com

Re: FOIA/PA #18-226

Dear Ms. Paul:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated June 8, 2018 for information pertaining to 1. All information, documents, records, and communications regarding "ransomware" - malicious software (Cryptolocker, Cryptowall, etc.) that encrypt the contents of a victim's hard drive, often until the victim pays the hackers to regain control kept by the Department of Justice. 2. Any and all analyses of threats, recorded instances of its use, complaints received, and any actions recommended to local police departments regarding ransomware attacks. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on June 8, 2018.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Your FOIA number is #18-223

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Dear Ms. Paul:

The National Security Division is still searching for possible responsive documents. I am sorry for the delay. Once our search is complete, you will be notified.

Thank you
Arnetta Mallory

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Dear Ms. Paul:

The National Security Division is still searching for possible responsive documents. I am sorry for the delay. Once our search is complete, you will be notified.

Thank you
Arnetta Mallory

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Hello Ms. Paul,

The National Security Division is still conducting a search for possible responsive documents to your request. Once our search is complete you will be notified.

Thank you
Arnetta Mallory

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