JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At the JEA downtown payment center, customers were surprised to learn the utility's website was the target of a cyber attack.
"I wasn't aware of that," said Lacrecia Anderson. "It is scary."
The JEA computer network was hit with a "denial of service" attack; the FBI has been notified.
"We are making sure that none of our customers' information is jeopardized or compromised," said JEA spokeswoman Gerri Boyce.
Dr. Walter Eaton of Florida State College at Jacksonville is a cyber security expert.
"A denial of service on JEA could be nothing more than a test," said Eaton, "a test to see if we could have a 'denial of service' to all utilities in the United States."