On Monday Florida's Department of Health conducted an armed raid at Covid data scientist Rebekah Jones' home because she had allegedly sent a message to 1,700 people on a state emergency-responder system urging them to "Be a hero. Speak out before it's too late."
But Ars Technica reports "that not only do all state employees with access to that system share a single username and password, but also those credentials are publicly available on the Internet for anyone to read."
Jones denies sending the message, telling CNN, "I'm not a hacker." According to Ars Technical, "investigators looked at system logs and identified an IPv6 address associated with the message, which they then determined to be connected to Jones' house." Here's a Twitter thread that discusses whether or not it's possible to pinpoint a user from an IPv6 address.