Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar, aka “Guccifer” is sitting in prison in Alexandria, Virginia for a host of federal charges related to hacking and other cybercrimes. What he just admitted to could have major implications for Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidency.
In an interview with Fox, Lazar dropped a bombshell when he confirmed that he had accessed Hillary Clinton’s email server. “For me, it was easy,” Lazar said. He said that he first hacked into Sidney Blumenthal’s AOL account and used it as a “stepping stone” into Clinton’s emails and server.
Lazar said that he accessed Clinton’s server multiple times but didn’t find anything of interest to him. The real bombshell is that Lazar found evidence of other hackers breaching Clinton’s server as well. “As far as I remember, yes, there were up to 10 IP’s from other parts of the world,” Lazar said.
Lazar shared how he got into Clinton’s server. “When Sidney Blumenthal got an email, I checked the email pattern from Hillary Clinton, from Colin Powell, from anyone else to find out the originating IP,” Lazar said. “When they send a letter, the email header is the originating IP usually. Then I scanned with an IP scanner.” Lazar then used a program to see if the server was “alive” and which ports were open for him to access through.
Clinton’s campaign, like they have done with every other facet of the FBI’s investigation, have denied Lazar’s claims. “There is absolutely no basis to believe the claims made by this criminal from his prison cell,” A campaign statement read. “In addition to the fact he offers no proof to support his claims, his descriptions of Secretary Clinton’s server are inaccurate. It is unfathomable that he would have gained access to her emails and not leaked them the way he did to his other victims.”
Cyber experts confirmed to Fox that Lazar’s description of how he accessed Clinton’s server is entirely plausible.
Who you believe, Lazar or Clinton?