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Hacker 'Guccifer' gets 52 months in prison

Friday, September 02, 2016 - 00:53

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, is sentenced to 52 months in prison. Linda So reports.

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The man known as "Guccifer" learns his fate in a federal court in Virginia. The Romanian hacker, who used the Guccifer alias online, helped expose the existence of a private email domain Hillary Clinton used when she was U.S. secretary of state. The 44-year-old was sentenced to 52 months in prison. Marcel Lazar pleaded guilty back in May. In interviews, he claimed to have breached Clinton's private server at her New York home. But law enforcement officials say that claim is meritless. Lazar is believe to have hacked into email accounts of about 100 victims over two years including prominent political figures such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Clinton who is now the Democratic presidential nominee has drawn intense scrutiny on the campaign trail for her use of a private server.

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Hacker 'Guccifer' gets 52 months in prison

Friday, September 02, 2016 - 00:53