Martin Gottesfeld, Anonymous hacktivist, charged over hospital DDoS attacks

Andrew Blake reports:

Felony hacking charges were handed down Wednesday to a Massachusetts man accused of disrupting the computer networks of Boston-area hospitals with a 2014 digital protest waged under the name of hacktivist group Anonymous.

Martin Gottesfeld, 32, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on one count each of computer hacking and conspiracy related to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks suffered by Boston Children’s Hospital and the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, a residential treatment facility in nearby Framingham.

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