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Man convicted of 'hacktivist' attacks on Boston Children's Hospital

August 03, 2018 / Tina Reed

A 32-year-old Massachusetts man was convicted by a federal jury for orchestrating disruptive computer attacks on Boston Children's Hospital and a residential treatment facility. Martin Gottesfeld, who identifies as part of the hacking group Anonymous, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to damage protected computers and one count of damaging protected computers. The Justice Department said Martin Gottesfeld conducted distributed denial of service attacks in 2014. Gottesfeld was demanding a change in the way the hospital was handling a teenage patient who was the subject of a custody battle between her parents and Massachusetts.