The notorous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer” has told Fox News exclusively that he repeatedly and with ease entered Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013. He also said he saw evidence of up to 10 other hackers that had accessed the servers as well.
Hillary Clinton is under FBI investigation for knowingly, and most likely lying about using her own private email server while she was Secretary of State exposing over 2,200 classified emails, with some top-secret. Regardless of classification all communications were extremely sensitive since she was the nation’s top diplomat.
Gufficer told Fox News, “For me, it was easy…easy for me, for everybody.”
He told Fox News this from his jail cell in Virginia.
From Fox News:
Guccifer’s potential role in the Clinton email investigation was first reported by Fox News last month. The hacker subsequently claimed he was able to access the server – and provided extensive details about how he did it and what he found – over the course of a half-hour jailhouse interview and a series of recorded phone calls with Fox News. Fox News could not independently confirm Lazar’s claims.
The former secretary of state’s server held nearly 2,200 emails containing information now deemed classified, and another 22 at the “Top Secret” level.
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.Gufficer is in jail on other cyber-crimes.
How he got access is a warning to everyone out there who handles sensitive information.
He says he did extensive research on the web – just like how the average person uses Google to look people up, hackers have many other ways. He then guessed Blumenthal’s (a close Hillary Clinton confidant) security questions and used that to get access to Clinton’s server after seeing many emails from her inside Blumenthal’s email account and doing more hacking.
He also mentions Colin Powell and other people’s IP addresses that he started tracking.
He told Fox News:
“For example, when Sidney Blumenthal got an email, I checked the email pattern from Hillary Clinton, from Colin Powell from anyone else to find out the originating IP. … When they send a letter, the email header is the originating IP usually,” Lazar explained.
He said, “then I scanned with an IP scanner.”
Lazar emphasized that he used readily available web programs to see if the server was “alive” and which ports were open. Lazar identified programs like netscan, Netmap, Wireshark and Angry IP, though it was not possible to confirm independently which, if any, he used.
Rumors have been growing about a pending indictment by the FBI as more and more evidence shows that Clinton has lied under oath and about when and how she became aware of certain things.
Some lawmakers think the FBI investigation may not be resolved until after the presidential election simply because there is so much to investigate in this far-reaching and extensive effort.
Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, who once served as chair of the House Government Oversight Committee recently told Fox Business, “What’s happening in the investigation is, I think, the FBI is running into a problem that there is too much to investigate,” Issa said.
“I believe they are going to have to make a summary finding as to her violations of the National Records Act, her taking of the documents and, of course, the classified portion.”
Issa and others believe that the most complicated part of the investigation will deal with allegations that the Clinton Foundation accepted bribes and kickbacks from foreign companies and individuals in exchange for access and favorable treatment during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State.
The FBI could soon directly interview Hillary Clinton.