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Hacked email of Bush and Powell's hacker sentenced to 52 months of imprisonment

Hacked email of Bush and Powell's hacker sentenced to 52 months of imprisonment

by sigismund » 2016-09-02 15:58:52


In most cases of stolen information by the hacker were published in public domain.


Thursday, September 1, in the United States court has sentenced 44-year-old citizen of Romania Marcel Lehel Lazar (Marcel Lehel Lazar), better known as Guccifer, on charges of theft of identity and unauthorized access to a protected computer. Famous hacker will spend in prison for 52 months.

According to investigators, in the period from 2012 to 2014, Lazar hacked into personal mailboxes and user accounts on various macresource over a hundred people, including well-known politicians. Among the victims were family members of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and former U.S. Secretary of state Colin Powell. In most cases, the stolen information (private correspondence, medical and financial data, personal photos) a hacker published in the public domain. In 2016 Guccifer was extradited to the United States, where he was brought before the court.

While in prison in Virginia hacker reported many successful break-ins of the mail server the former Secretary of state and now presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. However, FBI Director James Comey and other government officials do not believe the words of Lazar. According to them, hacker driven by the desire for glory, not financial gain. So it is strange that he hacked the server, but did not provide any evidence of this fact.

Lazar was threatened two years in prison, but the state prosecution insisted on an additional two years. Guccifer previously been convicted in Romania for seven years for fraud.
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