FBI Director Christopher Wray explained how the agency thwarted a cyberattack last year on the Boston Children’s Hospital by the Iranian government during the sixth annual Boston Conference on Cyber Security in Gasson Hall on Wednesday.
A Dorchester man who was originally arrested by the Boston College Police Department in 2018 was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison and five years on probation for possession of child pornography in U.S. District Court on May 13.
Eric Tran Thai, a 36-year-old man from Dorchester, Mass., was originally placed under investigation after two BC students reported that Thai videotaped them while they were using the men’s restrooms on BC’s campus.
FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Wood visited BC to deliver a lecture concerning the FBI’s approach to the growing threat of gang activities.
Eric Tran Thai, a 36-year-old man from Dorchester, Mass., was arrested by the FBI on Monday for covertly recording male students at Boston Latin High School in the school’s bathrooms, according to a justice department statement.
FBI Deputy Director, Special Agent in Charge of Boston Division Discuss Bureau’s Cyber Concentration, Recruiting Efforts
FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich said that the younger generation emerging from universities is exactly what the FBI needs at the moment and that adding the expertise that younger generations have gained in the cyber field is vital to keeping the FBI ahead of the curve.
The third Cyber Security Conference at BC featured a remarks from FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich and special agent in charge of the Boston division Joseph Bonavolonta.
“My uncle was in a kind of rural area in Maryland, and I’d go out with him, out to the houses, and he’d deliver babies … The next week there’d be a basket of apples or potatoes on the back porch—that’s how he got paid,” Burgess said of her family’s longtime success in medicine.
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray spoke at Boston College on Wednesday morning.
Last year’s conference featured then-FBI Director James Comey. He was fired by President Trump two months later, on May 9.