Prosecutors in Florida have accused Emily Grover and her mother Laura Rose Carroll of tarnishing the dignity of homecoming and rattling parents. Grover’s family, friends, and teachers, on the other hand, say she has become “a sacrificial lamb” as a result of a technical error. The case against Grover and Carroll, who are accused of hacking a homecoming vote in the Escambia County School District, revolves around these two narratives.
The two have been charged with a slew of offenses and are facing a sentence of 16 years in prison, far longer than most ransomware hackers. After a series of cyber attacks on key infrastructure such as the Colonial pipeline and even New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the United States is on high alert. All of the attacks, however, have been linked to foreign actors, most commonly China or Russia. Did Putin allude to Russia’s alleged cyberattack on the United States?
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In the midst of these deadly attacks, Grover and Carroll’s hack of a school district may seem insignificant, but that is not the case prosecutors are making. The two claim they have become “town pariahs” аs а result of the investigаtors’ аmbitions in аn interview with The Dаily Beаst. It’s resulted in а mаjor legаl bаttle over the punishment they should receive, both in аnd out of court.