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.
The Boston Globe newspaper ran a front page story about the attack.
Protesters gathered in support to free Justina.
A more popular anonymous account sent a tweet.
To all the "Anons" attacking the CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL in the name of Anonymous via Op #JustinaPelletier - IT IS A HOSPITAL: STOP IT.— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 25, 2014
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
- Interview with Lou
- Interview with Justina
- Press conference in CT
- Justina returns home
- Hospital CIO presenting details of attack
Information about the hacker arrested:
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