Hacker, Guccifer was sentenced to 52 months in prison for unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft. He will also serve three years of supervised release; give up online storage accounts holding victim information and pay restitution to his victims. Marcel Lehel Lazar, known as Guccifer was responsible for unlawfully gaining access to private accounts of at least 100 Americans and making their private information public on the internet.
Lazar targeted both public figures and private citizens. In some cases, he impersonated his victims online and in many cases released victims’ private records including emails, medical records, financial information and photographs to the public.
Lazer pleaded guilty to the crime on May 25 and admitted to committing the crime while on probation in Romania for a previous computer hacking crime. He admitted using proxies to hide his location and smashing his computers and cellphone with an ax when he discovered his identity had been uncovered.