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State Police Investigating Attacks On Hospital Website

BOSTON — State Police are investigating whether multiple attacks on the website for Boston Children’s Hospital are from the Internet computer hacker group Anonymous, which has criticized the hospital over the Justina Pelletier case.

Last month, Anonymous posted a video threatening the hospital.

In the video, the narrator calls for employees to be fired:

“To the Boston Children’s Hospital, why do you employ people that clearly do not put patients first? We demand that you terminate Alice W. Newton from her employment or you shall feel the full unbridled wrath of Anonymous. Test us and you shall fail,” the narrator said.

The residential facility where Pelletier has been living since January says it has had some limited disruptions in its computer service.

Pelletier was brought to Children’s last year for treatment of intestinal issues, but doctors said her problems were psychiatric. The hospital filed medical child abuse charges against Pelletier’s parents and the state placed her in its custody.

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