He was installed a malicious software on 40,000 network routers that was controlled by his home computer and used those compromised computers to launch the DDOS attack.
Gottesfeld is one of the
The attack flooded 65,000 IP addresses used by Boston Children’s Hospital and several other area hospitals with junk data intended to make those computers unavailable for legitimate communications.
According to Router report, Federal officials in August found him guilty of two counts, including conspiracy to damage protected computers related to
Due to this attack, the hospital’s day-to-day operations, as well as its research capabilities and hospital more than $300,000 and caused an additional estimated $300,000 loss in donations.
Law enforcement officials searched Gottesfeld’s home and recovered a number of computers, servers, and hard drives.
Finally, now he got 10 years in prison and the court ordered to pay nearly $443,000 to compensate the damages.