Anonymous hacker suspected of Boston Children's Hospital 2014 cyberattack arrested

In a strange series of events involving a Disney cruise ship, hacktivist group Anonymous and a maritime distress call, a 31-year-old Somerville, Mass., man has been arrested in connection with a Boston Children's Hospital cyberattack that occurred nearly two years ago, reports NBC

Martin Gottesfeld had been under FBI investigation since late 2014, so when he and his wife suddenly disappeared several weeks ago, communications from worried relatives piqued the FBI's interest, according to NBC. The FBI began searching for Mr. and Mrs. Gottesfeld and learned the couple had been rescued up by a Disney cruise ship that picked them up near Cuba after they placed a distress call from their boat. 

The FBI was monitoring Mr. Gottesfeld in connection with a YouTube video he posted in which he called for Anonymous to take action against Boston Children's Hospital after it was granted custody over a child rather than a patient's parents, according to The Boston Globe. Shortly after, in April 2014, Boston Children's Hospital suffered a series of cyberattacks that shut down the hospital website for at least a weak and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, according to the Globe.

The FBI arrested Mr. Gottesfeld in Miami, where he is being charged with conspiracy, according to NBC. 

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