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US Indicts Romanian Hacker for Cyberstalking

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:53:51 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A United States federal grand jury indicted a Romanian hacker known as "Guccifer" on Thursday, charging him with hacking into high-profile personal email accounts.

Marcel Lehel Lazar of Arad, Romania, faces charges of wire fraud, unauthorized access to a protected computer, obstruction of justice, cyberstalking, and aggravated identity theft.

His victims included a family member of two former U.S. presidents, a former U.S. Cabinet member, a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a former presidential advisor.

Between December 2012 and January 2014, the 42-year-old allegedly hacked into the individuals' email and social media accounts, publicly releasing their correspondence, medical and financial information, and personal photographs, according to the Department of Justice.

Officials also claim he impersonated a victim after taking over their account in 2013.

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