Man rescued by Disney ship is charged in hospital hacking
BOSTON (AP) — A man rescued off the coast of Cuba by a Disney cruise ship has been arrested in connection with a computer attack on a Boston hospital.
Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Martin Gottesfeld and his wife made a distress call Tuesday from a sailboat.
Gottesfeld was arrested Wednesday on a conspiracy charge after the Disney ship returned to Miami. Prosecutors say he had a role in a 2014 computer attack at Boston Children’s Hospital in the name of the hacking group Anonymous.
Prosecutors say the FBI searched Gottesfeld’s home in 2014 so he knew about the federal investigation.
Authorities say the attack was in protest of the hospital’s treatment of a teenager at the center of a custody dispute.
An attorney for Gottesfeld declined to comment.