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Boston Children's Hospital Hacker Gets Long Prison Sentence

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Cybercrime , DDoS , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Boston Children's Hospital Hacker Gets Long Prison Sentence Hacktivist Martin Gottesfeld Also Ordered to Pay Restitution Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • January 11, 2019

A hacktivist who launched distributed denial-of-service attacks on Boston Children's Hospital and another local facility in 2014 has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $443,000 in restitution.

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Martin Gottesfeld, a 34-year-old biotech professional from Somerville, Massachusetts, was sentenced Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of conspiracy and two counts of intentionally damaging protected computers, according to court records. He was convicted in August by a federal jury.

The massive DDoS attack that Gottesfeld launched in protest of a controversial child custody case involving Boston Children's Hospital and...(continued)

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