Of Marcel Lazar Lehel (Guccifer)
US attempts to blame Russia for cyber attacks on their electoral system reminiscent of the hysteria of the Cold war. This opinion was expressed in a telephone interview with Fox News Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar of Lehel, known by the pseudonym Guccifer, who is serving a sentence at home for e-mail hacking of a number of politicians, including former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Lehel has questioned the validity of the claims of the administration of President Barack Obama, who accused Moscow of involvement in the hacking of the servers of the Democratic party, calling them part of “the fake cyber war”. “Americans went crazy from thinking about the Russians and their invasion of the United States. It’s crazy … it’s hysteria, you know?” — added hacker.
44-year-old Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar Lehel of sentenced to prison in the United States and Romania for involvement in the hacking of mailboxes of American politicians. In may 2016, he pleaded guilty hacking into the email Clinton. As expected, after serving his sentence at home in 2019 he will be extradited to the United States, where it waits for another 52 months in prison.
December 29, the US imposed sanctions against a number of citizens and organizations of the Russian Federation, including against the Federal security service (FSB) and Chief of the General staff of the armed forces. Also within 72 hours from the United States were sent to 35 of Russian diplomats and their family members. On the same day the national security Agency (NSA) and Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) published a joint paper in which he accused the Russian authorities of involvement in the cyber attacks on the electoral system of the United States.
In 2015, the scandal around Clinton, one of the leading contenders in the presidential candidates from the Democrats for the 2016 elections. It was found that during stay on a post of the head of the state Department, she violated Federal law prescribing conduct the correspondence through a special government email system with additional protection. Instead, she used a private e-mail account belonging to her were on the server.
This has raised fears that the secret information held in the channel could fall to hackers. However, Clinton argued that confidential data via email is not shared. As by law all the letters of the Secretary of state must give to the archive of the state Department, she later gave to the FBI, deleting personal correspondence. Later it became known that the number of letters received by Clinton, is classified top secret.