A man who at­tacked

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the com­puter net­work of a renowned Bos­ton hospi­tal to protest the care of a teenager at the cen­ter of a high-pro­file cus­tody bat­tle was sen­tenced Jan. 10 to more than 10 years in prison. Martin Gottes­feld said he has no re­grets for the cy­ber­at­tacks he or­ches­trated on Bos­ton Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal and a treat­ment home in 2014, which cost the fa­cil­i­ties tens of thou­sands of dol­lars and dis­rupted op­er­a­tions for days. Gottes­feld, a self-pro­claimed mem­ber of the in­ter­na­tional hack­ing group Anony­mous, in­sisted his ac­tions weren’t crim­i­nal be­cause he said he was try­ing to save the life of Justina Pel­letier, who had pre­vi­ously been di­ag­nosed with mi­to­chon­drial dis­ease, a dis­or­der that af­fects cel­lu­lar en­ergy pro­duc­tion, but Bos­ton Chil­dren’s di­ag­nosed her prob­lems as psy­chi­atric.

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