Back in March, the former technician who managed Hillary Clinton’s email server claimed to have “given security logs to investigators that he said show no signs of foreign hacking.”Well, he should try telling that to the man who hacked actually Hillary’s server.
FOX News interviewed Romanian hacker “Guccifer,” who was extradited to the U.S. and has been indicted on other alleged cyber crimes. Guccifer claims he easily hacked Hillary’s email server on multiple occasions.“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.
The 44-year-old Lazar said he first compromised Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s AOL account, in March 2013, and used that as a stepping stone to the Clinton server. He said he accessed Clinton’s server “like twice,” though he described the contents as “not interest[ing]” 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,” Guccifer said.Cyber experts who spoke with Fox News said the process Lazar described is plausible. The federal indictment Lazar faces in the U.S. for cyber-crimes specifically alleges he used “a proxy server located in Russia” for the Blumenthal compromise.
Just to put this in perspective, Lazar had no former computer training, and was a completely self-taught hacker. If he was able to breach, the question is who else was able too as well.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]