FBI Hacking Investigation Negligence Lawsuit
By Duane Thresher, Ph.D.
February 22, 2018
My family and I, particularly our young daughter, were the
of not one but two(!) health insurance company data
: Montana Department of Public Health and Human
Services and Premera Blue Cross. At the time (2013 –
2015) these were two of the worst data breaches
It was officially pretended that identity theft was the only
concern from these so only cheap credit monitoring (probably
using the now-hacked Equifax
for a couple of years needed to be offered as a remedy.
However, child abductors, including pedophiles
find this information invaluable since it includes names,
addresses and medical records, which is personal information
that greatly aids a child abductor.
The FBI, under disgraced former Director James B. Comey, said
it was investigating both of these data breaches. However,
nothing ever came of this — no convictions, no arrests,
not even any idea of who did it — even after I appealed
to Comey to do something.
It has become increasingly clear that the FBI can not, because
, and will
not, because of disinterest, protect the common American, even
when they are handed the information. We will thus have to do
it ourselves. For this reason, as prelude to a
multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the FBI, I sent
a Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) demand for all the FBI records relating to these data
breaches to David M. Hardy, FBI Chief of Records, and a demand
for an investigation of FBI negligence in these cases to
Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of
Justice (DOJ). The letter is below.
Michael Horowitz is the Obama-appointed DOJ Inspector General
who recently announced an investigation into misconduct by
former FBI Director Comey in the Hillary Clinton email
investigation. His first big case as Inspector General was
investigating the notorious ATF Operation Fast and Furious
(gunwalking). These actions are admirable but it remains to
be seen if they were simply publicity stunts by Horowitz or he
actually cares about protecting common Americans from crimes
like child abduction.
Letter to FBI
Michael E. Horowitz, DOJ Inspector General
Re: Call for investigating FBI, pre FBI lawsuit
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 4706
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
David M. Hardy, FBI Chief of Records
Re: FOIA request, pre FBI lawsuit
170 Marcel Drive
Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Due to Obamacare, starting in 2013 individual health insurance
plans for all children in Montana were taken over by the
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (MT
DPHHS). This included our young daughter.
In July 2013 MT DPHHS was hacked, probably on a continuing
basis. Only in May 2014 was the data breach discovered by MT
DPHHS and only in July 2014 did they notify us; see enclosed
At the time MT DPHHS was one of the largest and most
disastrous data breaches ever. Thousands of children had
their names, addresses and medical information stolen. While
it was officially pretended that only identity theft was the
concern, many parents were more worried about child abduction,
which the stolen information greatly aids. Having discovered
a convicted pedophile supplying suspicious computers to
libraries and schools in Montana we were very concerned about
this as well.
In the news MT DPHHS said they had notified the FBI and the
FBI said they were investigating the MT DPHHS data
By February 2015 there was no word about the investigation so
I sent a certified letter about it to the FBI, specifically
then FBI Director Comey; see enclosed
. I have postal
proof that this was received by the FBI but I never received
any response whatsoever from the FBI.
Before moving to Montana I had worked as a network engineer at
the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC), a Department
of Defense facility, in Alaska. We, including our young
daughter, had Premera Blue Cross health insurance
In May 2014 Premera was hacked, probably on a continuing
basis. Only in January 2015 was the data breach discovered by
Premera and only in March 2015 did they notify us; see enclosed
Again, at the time Premera was one of the largest and most
disastrous data breaches ever. Thousands of children had
their names, addresses and medical information stolen, making
them ripe for abduction.
And again, the FBI was said to be investigating — in
particular see the first paragraph of the letter. And again,
nothing ever came of it.
It has become clear over the last few years, and particularly
recently, that the FBI does nothing to protect common American
people, even when they are handed information, so we will have
to do it ourselves. Because the FBI negligently did not
resolve the MT DPHHS and Premera data breaches we, far more
than most, must live in fear of our daughter being
This is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all
records — in digital form — the FBI has regarding
the MT DPHHS and Premera data breach investigations described.
All records but particularly the IT records, which as an IT
expert I am far more qualified than the FBI to analyze
This is also a call for an investigation by the Department of
Justice’s Office of Inspector General of negligence by the
FBI, including former FBI Director Comey, in investigating
these data breaches.
This is a prelude to a multimillion-dollar negligence lawsuit
against the FBI, including Comey, so if you say there are few
or no records available, I will use that as evidence of
negligence in the lawsuit. Of course, again failing to
respond at all will also be used as evidence.
Dr. Duane Thresher
CEO, Apscitu Inc., IT consulting for VIPs, https://Apscitu.com/Credentials/
Network engineer, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC, a DOD facility)
PhD, supercomputing, Columbia University and NASA
MS, supercomputing, University of Arizona and NCAR
BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT and NASA