In 2013 a hospital was accused of conducting a medical kidnapping against a young girl name Justina. This enraged many people across the country, including members of anonymous. A DDOS attack was waged against the hospital.

A graph of the bandwidth used in DDOS attack. The blue indicates what hit the hospital’s network. The red indicates what Radware was able to absorb.

Bandwidth graph

The Boston Globe newspaper ran a front page story about the attack.

Boston Globe front page

Protesters gathered in support to free Justina.

Free Justina protestors

A more popular anonymous account sent a tweet.

References

The CIO of the hospital published a full report of this attack in the New England Journal of Medicine (paywall). http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1407326

https://security.radware.com/ddos-experts-insider/ert-case-studies/boston-childrens-hospital-ddos-mitigation-case-study/

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Information about the hacker arrested:

Music

Music in this episode: “The Loss of Blood” and “Blood Loss” by Ian Alex Mac.

“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”, “Ghostpocalypse - 5 Apotheosis”, “Unnatural Situation”, “Decisions”, and “Wisps of Whorles” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

“Fibonacci”, “Books”, and “Flood” by Jahzaar.