The husband of a campaign staffer for former Rep. Katie Hill, D-CA., was arrested by the FBI for allegedly launching four DDoS attacks against the former congresswoman’s primary opponent.
Arthur Dam was arrested on February 21 by FBI agents and charged with one count of intentionally damaging and attempting to damage a protected computer. In the criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California, the FBI claimed the Dam conducted the attacks while his wife, who was not named, worked on Hill’s campaign staff.
The complaint did not name the victim, but it did indicate the candidate was male and according to Ballotpedia the only male running in the California's 25th District Democratic primary was Brian Caforio. He lost his primary bid by just under 3,000 votes.
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