SLAMMIFER: Romanian Hacker ‘Guccifer’ Sentenced to 52 Months in U.S. Prison

Lazar is believed to have hacked into email accounts of about 100 victims between 2012 and 2014.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dustin Volz reports: A Romanian hacker nicknamed “Guccifer” who helped expose the existence of a private email domain Hillary Clinton used when she was U.S. secretary of state was sentenced on Thursday to 52 months in prison by a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Marcel Lazar, 44, who used the alias online, had pleaded guilty in May to charges including unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft after being extradited from Romania.

Lazar’s public defender, Shannon Quill, was not immediately available for comment.

Lazar has said in interviews he breached Clinton’s private server at her home in Chappaqua, New York, but law enforcement and national security officials say that claim is meritless.

Lazar is believed to have hacked into email accounts of about 100 victims between 2012 and 2014.

They include prominent political figures such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a relative of former President George W. Bush and Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House aide and an unofficial adviser to Clinton. Clinton is now the Democratic nominee for president…(read more)

Source: yahoo.com

(Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by James Dalgleish)


2 Comments on “SLAMMIFER: Romanian Hacker ‘Guccifer’ Sentenced to 52 Months in U.S. Prison”

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