List of businesses compromised in $30m Romanian credit card fraud

Matthew Landauer made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

The request was refused by Australian Federal Police.

From: Matthew Landauer

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

This is a request for a copy of the latest document that includes a list of all Australian businesses whose computer systems are known to have been compromised in the $30m Romanian credit card fraud as recently reported in the media.

See for example:
http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it...

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Landauer

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Dear Mr Landauer,

 

We refer to your application dated 30 November 2012 regarding the above.

 

Enclosed please find our acknowledgement of your applications.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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Dear Mr Landauer,

 

Further to our acknowledgement dated 2013/170, we kindly seek your
agreement to an extension to process your request.

 

Annexed herewith is our request for your kind consideration and advice.

 

We appreciate your agreement in this regard.

 

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From: Matthew Landauer

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Dear FOI,

I approve the extension of the period to notify me of a decision by 15 days to 13 January 2013.

Have a great Christmas and New Year!

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Landauer

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From: Matthew Landauer

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Dear FOI Coordinator,

The agreed extension time [1] for a response to my Freedom of Information request has now expired.

Please inform me of the progress of the request.

Thank you.

[1] http://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/li...

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Landauer

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Dear Mr Landauer,

 

It’s regrettable that we had inadvertently sent our response to the
undermentioned email address.

 

As such, we are resending the message for your kind information and
reference.

 

We regret any inconvenience caused to you in this regard.

 

Please acknowledge.

 

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Subject: Response to your FOI Request re Romanian Credit Card Fraud-CRM
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Dear Mr Landauer,

 

We acknowledge with thanks your email dated 23 December 2013 (granting
extension) and the subsequent reminder dated 14 01 2013.

 

Please find attached our decision letter for your kind information and
reference.

 

Thanks and kind regards  

 

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INFORMATION ACCESS(FOI)

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From: Matthew Landauer

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Federal Police's handling of my FOI request 'List of businesses compromised in $30m Romanian credit card fraud'.

In response to the Australian Federal Police’s refusal of my Freedom of Information request I would like to take issue with each of the points raised.

* Subsection 33(b)

I am only interested in the list of Australian businesses compromised in the credit card fraud. I find it difficult to believe that the release of a list _Australian_ businesses supplied by a _foreign_ government would “harm the future supply of information to the AFP”.

If indeed it is true that the information was supplied on a request of confidentiality, why was that done? Secondly did the AFP seek permission from the foreign government for this list of Australian businesses to be released?

* Subsection 37(1)(a)

I have requested a list of Australian businesses known to have been compromised. In the AFP media release 29 November 2012 http://www.afp.gov.au/media-centre/news/...

“The operation came to resolution yesterday in Romania when 16 people were detained across Romania, seven of which were arrested and as a result, the criminal syndicate was successfully shut down. The AFP worked closely with Romanian authorities throughout the resolution and will continue to provide support during the prosecution phase in Romania.”

The media release states that the operation is now in its “prosecution” phase in Romania and is therefore not on ongoing investigation.

* Subsection 37(2)(a)

Firstly, the people in question are not being prosecuted in Australia. Secondly, it is difficult to see how releasing the list of compromised Australian businesses would prejudice the fair trial of the individuals. It would be like saying “We can’t say that this shop had its window smashed because that would prejudice the trial of the person accused of smashing it”. The fact that the shop had its window smashed is a fact and not disputable.

* Subsection 47e(d)

Again, it is difficult to understand how the release of a list Australian businesses would “have a substantial adverse effect on the proper and efficient conduct of the operations of the agency”. This appears spurious.

* The public interest

According to media reports and the AFP media release personal information of 500,000 (presumably mostly Australian) individuals was stolen. There is an overwhelming public interest in the public knowing the Australian businesses who were supposed to be safeguarding that personal information.

The public has a right to make their own informed decision whether they should do business with those Australian businesses again.

Without the release of this information they are not able to make an informed decision.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/li...

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Landauer

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Dear Mr Landauer

 

 

We thank you for your email dated 27 January 2013 wherein you have
requested an Internal Review of our decision communicated with you via
letter dated 14 January 2013.

 

Please find annexed our acknowledgement of your request for internal
review.

 

Thanks and kind regards

 

 

On behalf of Coordinator

Information Access(Freedom of Information)

Government Relations

Policy & Governance

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Landauer

 

We refer to your email dated 27 January 2013 requesting  for an Internal
Review of our decision on above.

 

Please find attached our response to your request for your kind
information and reference.

 

Thanks and kind regards

 

On behalf of the Coordinator

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