Children’s Hospital Hacker Gets 10 Year Sentence

A 34-year old hacker from Massachusetts was given a 10 year prison sentence for launching DDoS attacks on the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, the Boston Children’s Hospital and other Longwood Medical Area hospitals.


Martin Gottesfeld, who acted on behalf of the Anonymous hacker collective, was also ordered to pay $443,000 in damages caused by his DDoS attacks, which he launched with the help of a botnet composed of 40,000 internet routers.


The attacks were said to be part of #OpJustina, a campaign aimed to raise awareness for Justina Pelletier, a young girl who was separated from her parents after being misdiagnosed by the staff of Boston Children’s Hospital.


Source: ZDNet

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