The Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” who was extradited to the U.S. in March apparently in connection to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, told Fox News that he accessed the server repeatedly in 2013 — and “it was easy”:
“For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody,” Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker “Guccifer,” told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held.
Guccifer’s potential role in the Clinton email investigation was first reported by Fox News last month. The hacker subsequently claimed he was able to access the server – and provided extensive details about how he did it and what he found – over the course of a half-hour jailhouse interview and a series of recorded phone calls with Fox News.
Oh, and when Lazar says “for everybody,” it’s not just conjecture:
Lazar emphasized that he used readily available web programs to see if the server was “alive” and which ports were open. Lazar identified programs like netscan, Netmap, Wireshark and Angry IP, though it was not possible to confirm independently which, if any, he used.
In the process of mining data from the [Sidney] Blumenthal account, Lazar said he came across evidence that others were on the Clinton server.
“As far as I remember, yes, there were … up to 10, like, IPs from other parts of the world,” he said.
With no formal computer training, he did most of his hacking from a small Romanian village.
Lazar said he chose to use “proxy servers in Russia,” describing them as the best, providing anonymity.
Cyber experts who spoke with Fox News said the process Lazar described is plausible.
Remember: Team Clinton has repeatedly asserted that her private server was not hacked. If Lazar’s story is confirmed — and again, cybersecurity experts have said its plausible — it will be yet another Clinton lie exposed.