To bankers, Donald Trump's comments Wednesday encouraging Russian hackers were a bit like someone tweeting out the address to an already-packed party.

As it stands, the cybersecurity climate is an all-hands-on-deck situation, so one more threat — even one prompted by one of the loudest voices in the country — may not matter much.

"We're in the midst of a growing epidemic of cybercrime. To have anyone solicit this type of criminal activity against an individual or an organization is unlawful and appalling," said Edward J. McAndrew, a partner at Ballard Spahr who served for a decade as a federal cybercrime prosecutor and national security cyber specialist at the Department of Justice. "If this doesn't cross the line, it walks right up to the line of soliciting a serious federal felony."