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The Guccifer Hacker Arrested by Romanian Authorities

Romanian authorities arrested Marcel Lazăr Lehel, a Romanian man suspected of being the notorious hacker Guccifer, on Wednesday in Arad County, Romania. Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Marcel Lazăr Lehel’s home in Arad county has been searched.

Authorities suspect that the man “accessed, repeatedly and without authorization, by bypassing security measures, email accounts belonging to public figures from Romania, with the purpose of gaining possession of confidential information found in their electronic mailboxes.”

It was not clear if he got hold of any sensitive data, but he did manage to manipulate a 2010 photograph of Miller with President Obama on being appointed as the acting administrator of NNSA with his “GUCCIFER” logo.

Guccifer’s victims are entertainers, officials, diplomats and other high-profile individuals from the United States. The list includes members of the Bush family, comedian Steve Martin, former Air Force Secretary, George Roche, members of the Council on Foreign Relations, members of the UK’s House of Lords and many others. 

The Romanian public figures that DIICOT is referring to are politician Corina Cretu, whom the hacker accused of having an affair with former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, and George Maior, the head of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).

Shortly after Maior’s email account was hacked, SRI representatives noted that they were confident the hacker would be caught. If Lehel is in fact Guccifer, they knew what they were talking about. 

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