Hacker Who Exposed Clinton Email Sentenced
The Romanian hacker admitted having that he broke into about 100 Americans’ e-mail accounts and helped expose Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of private e-mail as secretary of state has been sentenced Thursday to 52 months in jail. The Hacked accounts included celebrities like former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and family members of former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, and Sidney Blumenthal, a political advisor whom Clinton corresponded with using her private e-mail account.
The Hacked accounts included celebrities like former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and family members of former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, and Sidney Blumenthal, a political advisor whom Clinton corresponded with using her private e-mail account.
Marcel Lehel Lazar is a 44-year-old cab driver alias Guccifier committed the crimes from his home in Romania and was later extradited to the US this year. He is found guilty to identity theft and Federal hacking charges. He has admitted to have hacked into Clintons private email server at her New York residence but never charged for it and also has not disclosed the contents of the concerned hack.
In yet another confessions of the hacker revealed private documents from other hacks, including self-portraits painted by George W. Bush. He also disclosed memos Blumenthal sent Clinton to her private e-mail account. The revelation of the hacker leads to the fact that Clinton used that account as secretary of state for personal and private businesses instead of using her government account for official business.
The State Department reprimanded Clinton for using private email though the FBI recommended that she should not be charged. This recommendation was accepted by the Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Federal prosecutors said the penalty must “address any false perception that unauthorized access of a computer is ever justified or rationalized as the cost of living in a wired society—or even worse, a crime to be celebrated.”
US District Judge James Cacheris of Virginia while handing down the term, said, “this epidemic must stop.
Lazar has admitted he has no formal training or expertise in computers. Yet he managed to guess people’s passwords after reviewing Wikipedia entries about them.