Sailor Rescued by the Disney Wonder Turned Over to Authorities on Major Hacking Charges

The Disney Wonder came to the aid of a husband and wife following a distress call received from their vessel off the coast of Cuba. The person is suspected of being an Anonymous member who waged a computer attack on Boston Children’s Hospital in 2014.

On Tuesday, the FBI learned Gottesfeld and his wife had fled Massachusetts after the bureau was notified that they had showed up on a cruise ship in the Bahamas (Castaway Cay) following the at sea rescue. Gottesfeld was arrested when the cruise returned to port on Wednesday.

The FBI claims Gottesfeld and Anonymous are responsible for shutting down the Boston Children’s Hospital servers. Gottesfeld appeared in court on Wednesday in the US on conspiracy charges. If convicted he faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Based on the resorts and ship schedules, we’ve surmised the ship was the Disney Wonder. The Disney Wonder is currently the only Disney Cruise ship using Port Miami as a home port. On Wednesday February 17, 2016 she returned to Miami following a 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise with stops in Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay. The Disney Wonder would have been sailing near Cuba on February 15th on her way to Castaway Cay.

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