A Romanian computer hacker who claimed to have accessed Hillary Clinton’s personal email server entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to charges related to a cyber crimes that spawned upwards of 100 victims, including a close friend of the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
Marcel Lehel Lazar, a 44-year-old former taxi driver from Arad, Romania, pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft. He’ll face a maximum prison term of 7 years behind bars when he’s sentenced September 1.
Using the alias “Guccifer,” Lazar admitted to hacking email and social media accounts pertaining to roughly 100 U.S. citizens between October 2012 and January 2014, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia announced Wednesday.
May 25, 2016