Member of Anonymous sentenced to 10 years’ prison over hospital DDoS
Nate Raymond reports that the Martin Gottesfeld has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison and $443,000 in restitution for his DDoS attack on Boston Children’s Hospital and another facility in 2014. Gottesfeld had been convicted on August 1, and had shown no remorse for his actions.
According to prosecutors, in late 2013, Gottesfeld, a computer engineer living in Somerville, Massachusetts, learned about a child custody dispute involving a Connecticut teenager, Justina Pelletier.
Pelletier had been taken into state custody in Massachusetts after a dispute over her diagnosis arose between her parents and Boston Children’s Hospital, which determined her health problems were psychiatric in nature and believed her parents were interfering with her treatment.
Her case garnered headlines and drew the attention of religious and political groups who viewed it as an example of government interference with parental rights.
Read more on Computerworld.
So “BestBuy” got a few years for DDoS in the UK and Gottesfeld gets more than 10 years in the U.S.. But was Gottesfeld’s sentencing justifiable in terms of the harm he had done or could have potentially done — and his lack of remorse? Once again, I think the significant sentencing discrepancies will come into play when Nathan Wyatt, aka “Crafty Cockney,” a member or associate of thedarkoverlord, fights extradition in a UK court.