Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel, infamously known as “Guccifer” has, in an interview with Fox News from a Virginia jail, claimed that he breached Hillary Clinton’s “completely unsecured” private email server, repeatedly and easily.
42-year old Lehel, best known for his hacking prowess that compromised targets such as former US President George Bush and several celebrities including Steve Martin and Leonardo di Caprio, allegedly, has revealed details of his breach of Hillary Clinton’s email account.
Speaking to Fox News who queried him if it was easy or hard to gain access to Hillary Clinton’s email account, Guccifer stated:
For me, it was easy…easy for me, for everybody.
The hacker revealed that the process of the breach began when he correctly guessed Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s AOL account security question in early 2013, before gaining access to Clinton’s private server.
He stated that he had accessed Clinton’s server “twice” although he deemed it was uninteresting to him at the time.
I was not paying attention. For me, it was not like the Hillary Clinton server, it was like an email server she and others were using with political voting stuff.
Although there isn’t much to go by with how he gained access to Hillary Clinton’s emails, he claimed that he sought the originating IP of the email. “The email header is the originating IP usually,” Lazard explained before adding that he then scanned and checked the IP with an IP scanner.
He also mentioned programs like netscan, Netmap, Angry IP and Wireshark as tools in which he checked to see if the targeted servers and ports were “alive” and open.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s campaign issued a statement refuting Guccifer’s claims which read:
There is absolutely no basis to believe the claims made by this criminal from his prison cell. 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 we would have gained access to her emails and not leaked them the way he did to his other victims.
Hillary Clinton’s secret email was revealed as [email protected], her personal email during her tenure as the Secretary of State.
Guccifer was recently extradited to the United States and faces charges of unauthorized access to a protected computer, cyberstalking, aggravated identify theft, wire fraud and obstruction of justice by the US Department of Justice.
Fox News added that it could not independently verify Guccifer’s claims.
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