COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors (West Virginia State Police)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the West Virginia State Police of West Virginia .
Multi Request COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors
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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to CISA Alert AA20-099A, FBI/IC3 Alert I-032020-PSA, or the CDC alert titled "COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks"
* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to COVID-19 related phishing attempts, such as those described in the CDC alert, FBI/IC3 Alert I-032020-PSA and CISA Alert AA20-099A
* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to fake CDC emails, such as those described in FBI/IC3 Alert I-032020-PSA
* Records mentioning, describing or generated in response to APT groups using the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their cyber operations, such as those described in CISA Alert AA20-099A
* Records mentioning, describing, or generated as part of or in response to the assessment that the above activities' "goals and targets are consistent with long-standing priorities such as espionage and “hack-and-leak” operations", as described in CISA Alert AA20-099A

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

  • COVID-19-Related20Phone20Scams20and20Phishing20Attacks207C20CDC20Online20Newsroom207.pdf

  • FBI20Sees20Rise20in20Fraud20Schemes20Related20to20the20Coronavirus20COVID-1920Pande.pdf

  • COVID-1920Exploited20by20Malicious20Cyber20Actors207C20CISA.pdf

From: West Virginia State Police

Ms. Best,

We are in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request for records regarding fraudulent schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The West Virginia State Police does not create or maintain the records you are requesting. You will need to contact the West Virginia Attorney General's Office.

Pursuant to West Virginia Code § 29B-1-3 et seq., the responsibility of the custodian of any public records or public body to produce the requested records for documents is at an end.

Mendi Craddock
​Paralegal

West Virginia State Police

725 Jefferson Road

South Charleston, WV 25309

Telephone: 304-746-2113

Fax: 304-746-2421

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