Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Police have made an arrest in a case this week involving a threat made on the social media site, Yik Yak.
After authorities identified him as a suspect, he turned himself in as the author of a post warning of another – quote—“4-16 moment.”
21 -year-old Kiung Moon, is charged with ‘harassment by computer’ a misdemeanor which could lead to up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. The Virginia Tech senior, a business information technology major, is also banned from campus.
In light of the recent data breach at Anthem and what some believe will be an inevitable cyberattack by sophisticated terrorists, Governor McAuliffe is imploring tech-savvy business leaders and IT professionals to get aggressive. He’s asking them to take additional steps to identify, assess, and defeat threats-as well as to help attract cybersecurity entities to the Commonwealth.
The State Crime Commission is wrestling with how to craft balanced legislation that addresses the growing problem of underage teens who take sexually explicit images of themselves and send them to others.
The members’ concern is heightened by some widely published cases—including a Louisa County “sexting” ring involving 100 teens and 1,000 images of minors posted on Instagram.
But they’re also concerned that the penalties in existing laws designed for adult child predators may be too steep for teens.