NBC29: Spanberger Cybercrime bill is signed into law

NBC29, DRYDEN QUIGLEY

President Joe Biden just signed 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger’s cybercrime bill into law.

The Better Cybercrime Metrics Act ensures federal and state government have the resources they need to combat cyber attacks. This comes one year after a cyber attack shut down the colonial pipeline.

“We’ve had so many businesses, small, medium, large sized businesses throughout Virginia, be the victims of cybercrime attacks. So I think it’s very clear to people, just the rising prevalence of this type of crime and the impact that it has on our larger communities,” Rep. Spanberger said.

The new law will also allow for the department of justice to do more in investigating and prosecuting the attacks.

Recent Posts


Feb 29, 2024
Economy & Jobs

Spanberger Statement on Vote to Prevent Government Shutdown, Protect Virginia’s Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after voting with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to pass a short-term, stopgap funding measure — known as a “continuing resolution” — to avoid a shutdown that would damage Virginia’s economy. The legislation includes two staggered deadlines to keep the federal […]



Feb 29, 2024
Press

During Black History Month, Spanberger Introduces Bill to Name Fredericksburg Post Office for Civil Rights Leader, Gladys P. Todd

Gladys P. Todd Was A Revered School Teacher, Voting Rights Advocate, & Community Organizer in Fredericksburg WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today introduced legislation to rename a Fredericksburg post office after Gladys P. Todd, a prominent leader in the Fredericksburg civil rights movement. Located at 1285 Emancipation Highway in Fredericksburg, the post office […]



Feb 28, 2024
Infrastructure

Spanberger Leads Virginia Lawmakers in Working to Protect $30 Internet Discount for Virginia Families, Fund Affordable Connectivity Program

The “Affordable Connectivity Program” Right Now Helps More than 455,000 Virginia Households Afford High-Speed Internet WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today led members of the Virginia congressional delegation in a bipartisan effort urging the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations to extend funding for a key discount program that allows more Virginia families to […]