A source has reported to us that Joe and/or I will be under a cyber attack by an individual in Town Hall by reason of a virus in an email to be sent to Joe. The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists .. Just as the FBI transformed itself to better address the terrorist threat after the 9/11 attacks, it is undertaking a similar transformation to address the pervasive and evolving cyber threat. This means enhancing the Cyber Division’s investigative capacity to sharpen its focus on intrusions into government and private computer networks.
Now if this rumor is true and staff or a former staff member has planned such an attack, I think you need to think about it because it could cause you considerable jail time.
The maximum penalty for computer abuse crimesunder the federal anti-hacking law — known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA — is 10 years for first offenders and 20 years for repeat offenders.
Karin for the blog