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Hacker Report: Part 2 | Guccifer Caught! | Hacked Presidents George Bush Sr & Jr, Hillary Clinton, And More

Updated on September 11, 2014

By Rachael O'Halloran

Published September 11, 2014

Click to read Part One of this article

The hacker known as Guccifer seemed uncatchable

He terrorized and ransacked the accounts of the rich, the famous and the not so famous, but to what end?
He terrorized and ransacked the accounts of the rich, the famous and the not so famous, but to what end? | Source

Guccifer in Court

Guccifer arrives in court for hearing
Guccifer arrives in court for hearing | Source

February 7, 2013

According to emails between The Smoking Gun and Guccifer, the hacker contends that:

"The feds” began investigating him a “long time ago,” and that he has hacked “hundreds of accounts.” Asked if he was concerned about an FBI/Secret Service investigation, he replied crytically, “i have an old game with the fucking bastards inside, this is just another chapter in the game.”

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Former Presidents Bush Were Both Hacked

Father and son
Father and son | Source

Colin Powell and Corina Cretu

At a state dinner
At a state dinner | Source

Guccifer, Finally Caught

Guccifer led the FBI, the CIA, and the Secret Service on a merry chase from December 2012 until January 2014, as he hacked his way through AOL, Facebook, Comcast and various provider email accounts of at least two former Presidents of the United States (POTUS), their families and friends, many government dignitaries and some Hollywood movie stars. Reading over his statements to various media websites, he seems to have enjoyed every minute of it.

Although 42-year old Guccifer initially made himself known to the news media and some of his prey around January 2013, he began hacking long before then which is evidenced by his record of several prison terms in Romania over the last 20 years.

The Romanian primarily used the name Guccifer, but also used the screen names of Guccifer Seven, The Small Fume and Miculfum. His real name is Marcel Lehel Lazar (or Lazarus).

Guccifer didn't get caught easily, even though he gave his victims, the news media, the FBI, the CIA and the Secret Service more than ample opportunity to catch him by taunting them almost daily with braggart emails and watermarked screenshots showing his stolen booty.

Largely unemployed except for a year in 2011 as a taxi-driver, he had a knack for computers and from his criminal record, he was always a hacker at heart with a long string of probations and jail time.

He was finally caught in January 2014, but not by the United States. How convenient is it that his own country got to arrest him first, for hacking high level Romanian government officials! He was sentenced to four years in a Romanian prison before the US could even prepare an indictment.

That's because the United States was too busy arguing over jurisdiction. After all the internet providers duked it out over who got to take the case to a Grand Jury, Facebook (in CA) conceded that since Virginia-based America Online (AOL) was the most infiltrated, they should claim jurisdiction.

So, AOL presented their case to the Grand Jury in the Eastern District of Virginia which finally issued an indictment for the hacker in June 2014, but a tad too late. By the time they got off their duffs to issue the paperwork, he was already incarcerated in a Romanian prison.

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U P D A T E

At the time of his arrest, due to a previous hacking conviction which resulted in 12 years of probation, Guccifer had three years to go on the sentence. In July 2014, for violating his probation, the extra three years was added to his four year sentence for a total of seven years in prison.

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Romania was concerned with Romanian crimes. Guccifer's crimes in the US didn't enter their picture. The United States prosecutors were on their own.

Because the US has an extradition treaty with Romania, when Guccifer is released from prison (or if by some chance it happens before his sentence is completed), he will be extradited to Virginia in the United States to face the charges. Otherwise, the US has to wait seven years to get their man.

  • Everything about this case is suspicious to me. How about you? This guy had no interest or reason for wanting to hack the people he did. He had nothing to gain. But .... if Guccifer was working for someone else, perhaps those parties had much to gain. He unearthed a lot of "dirt" especially about Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, and several others that would be of benefit to certain people in the US government. But not to Guccifer.

In the United States, his punishment, should he ever get to that point, will likely be measured by a different yardstick because of "who" he hacked.

Among his most prominent victims were the AOL and Facebook accounts of former President George H W Bush and his son former President George W Bush.

Past American history has shown that anyone who commits a crime against a past or present President of the United States (POTUS) usually doesn't see the light of day for the rest of their natural life. Just look at the cases of the attempts on the lives of Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. Those people are still in prison and it's been more than 30 years.

Even though this was not an attempted assassination, it is a crime against not one, but two former POTUS (es) which exposed their personal contact information as well as private family photos and some confidential emails. Their details were the hacker's stepping stone to being able to get details about Hillary Clinton and others in the Obama Administration.

With no set plan of whom to target, his victim list changed as he uncovered new information in each newly hacked account. The fact that he hacked Hollywood stars and journalists seems to be a means to an end - either they had ties to the accounts he had hacked or he impersonated them while having control of their accounts to brag or push an agenda.

He was in regular communication with several media outlets, and one website in particular - The Smoking Gun - publicized his victories on their website, slightly more so than RT.com.

  • Guccifer's purpose is puzzling, especially since he had no real interest in the people he hacked. As you will see further in this article, this writer speculates (as do some who commented on national news websites) that Guccifer was either a shill for the National Security Agency (NSA) used for his "talents," or he was indeed the NSA acting under the disguise of this well known hacker.

There is a shocker coming up in next section about the Google Drive. You're never going to believe it.

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If you were a past or present President of the United States ....

And if your online accounts had been hacked, would you tell the public?

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Google Drive

After learning their personal information (address, cellphone numbers, etc.), any family secrets and taking screenshots of embarrassing or compromising photographs, he uploaded them onto a hacked Google Drive that he named "jar 2." He then sent links to that drive to several media websites, to the victims he hacked and their list of contacts and friends so all could view his handiwork.

Are you ready for this?

Guccifer didn't take down Google Drive "jar 2" and neither did the US government. I wonder if it is because they can't crack the password. Hmm.

Maybe they need to hire a hacker. For how long Guccifer strung them along, it seems that hiring hackers might do a better job than they did.

At any rate, part of the hacked Google Drive is still intact, and here's the link so you can look at documents. It is safe to "look," but the links on the photos won't work because they are screenshots. Nothing is live.

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Guccifer's Watermark

Guccifer Email Of February 14, 2013

Per Guccifer: “I have some 40 high profile victims,” including politicians, show business figures, and diplomats."

Per The Smoking Gun:

One victim said Guccifer went through her IRA retirement account. When she checked with her financial institution, she learned her retirement account had been accessed from an IP address that tracked back to the Russian Federation. Hackers usually use proxy services to hide their location, but at the same time, it casts blame on someone else.

Here are some of his accomplishments - er, bad deeds.

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Those Who Were Hacked By Guccifer (in no particular order)

Name
Who They Are
President George H W Bush Sr's AOL account
Former President of US
President George W Bush Jr's AOL account
Former President of US
Dorothy Bush Koch
daughter of George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush
Scott Pierce
82-year-old brother of Barbara Bush, wife of Bush Sr.
Josephine Bush
sister-in-law of the 41st president and mother of Access Hollywood host Billy Bush
Willard Hemingway
Bush family friend
Patricia Legere
Bush family friend and former Miss Maine
Jim Nantz
CBS sportscaster, Bush family friend
Steve Martin
Comedian
John Dean
Ex-Nixon Aide
Kitty Kelley
Author
Mariel Hemingway
Actress
Cantwell F. Muckenfuss III.
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm
Robert Redford
Actor
Rupert Murdock
Billionaire
U.N. Under-Secretary-General Joseph Verner Reed
Ambassador to Morocco during the Reagan administration and was the White House Chief of Protocol for George H.W. Bush
Warren Beatty
Actor
Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State
Corina Cretu
Former advisor & Senator in Romania (the only link to Romania in this whole list)
Nicole Kidman
Actress
the script for the fourth-season finale of “Downton Abbey” (which the hacker swiped six months before the TV episode first aired in England)
TV Show
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor
John Negroponte
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
George Roche
Ex-Secretary of the Air Force
Neile Miller
Head of the National Nuclear Security Administration
Candace Bushnell
Author, Sex and the City
Senator Lisa Murkowski
US Senator, Alaska
Sidney Blumenthal
Hillary Clinton advisor
Kenneth Duberstein
Former White House chief of staff
John Doerr
Entrepreneur at Silicon Valley Firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Brit Hume
Fox News political analyst
Carl Bernstein
Journalist who exposed Nixon via Watergate
Jim Nantz
CBS sportscaster
Julian Fellowes
creator "Downton Abbey"
Jeremy Paxman
British journalist for BBC
Joshua Gotbaum
Director, Government Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Christopher Kojm
Chairman of the National Intelligence Council
Susan Malone
former FBI agent, one of only 2 women to be sworn in as an FBI agent, was an Army supervisor in Afghanistan, Top Secret clearanc
Two Comcast e-mail accounts of retired husband and wife FBI agents were hacked around December 2012
because they were friends with Susan Malone
Rex Evitts "unused" AOL account .
military contractor in Iraq; died age 68 of lung cancer December 2011
David Greenberg's Yahoo account ,
intelligence analyst at Lockheed Martin.Top Secret security clearance
Tina Brown
former editor of The New Yorker magazine, Vanity Fair and website The Daily Beast
Air Force General Merrill McPeak
Colin Powell's friend
Dennis Dwyer
former Secret Service agent who heads the Rockefeller security team
two of the adult children of the late Laurance Rockefeller
Rockefeller Family
George Tenet
Ex-CIA Director
Richard Armitage
former Deputy Secretary of State
Lorne Michaels
TV Producer
Candice Bergen
Actress
Eric Idle
Musician
Whoopi Goldberg
Actress
Mike Nichols
TV producer
Sir Francis Brooke
Investment Director at Troy Asset Management Limited in UK
Patricia Scotland
Former UK Attorney General
George-Cristian Maior
Head of the Romanian Intelligence Service
Steven Kandarian
MetLife chief executive
George Roche
Former Secretary of the Air Force
Laura Manning Johnson
Department of Homeland Security official and former CIA analys
Diane McWhorter
Author
Denise Austin
Fitness Instructor
Robert Ballard
Oceanographer
Numerous members of the Council on Foreign Relations
US
76-page Congressional Research Service report explores the Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law
U.S. Code detailing the country’s extradition law and treaties
Emails TO Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State

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That's quite a list! It's almost as if he (or someone) were looking for something in particular ...

Three Days In Life Of A Hacker

The above list of names is only a partial list and doesn't do all of the victims justice. To show you how busy this guy was, here are the details of three days: March 11, 12, and 13, 2013:

  1. Hacked Colin Powell's AOL account, took the names of several of his friends in order to pose as them to make comments and status updates regarding the hacked photographs and emails.
  2. Hacked Romanian official, Corina Cretu's AOL account.
  3. Spread rumors of Powell having affair with Corina Cretu.
  4. Hacked an Air Force General's Facebook account in order to spread the Powell/Cretu rumor
  5. Hacked the accounts of two of the adult children of the late Laurance Rockefeller and Dennis Dwyer, a former Secret Service agent who is in charge of the Rockefeller security team.
  6. Hacked ex-CIA Director George Tenet's AOL account
  7. Hacked frmer Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage's AOL account
  8. Hacked John Negroponte's Comcast account - former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Most of this was directed at Colin Powell. Guccifer was like a dog with a bone and continued to harass and embarrass him for months. At one point, when Colin Powell got back his AOL account and changed his password, Guccifer assumed control of John Negroponte's Comcast account.

As a show of proof, the hacker sent a screenshot of Negroponte's "Use & Preference" page which showed Negroponte's Washington DC home address.

Writing to The Smoking Gun, Guccifer said “it seems that mr powell regained his aol accounts back so we are goin to talk from john “hondurasbabykiller” ponte account.”

It's like it was all a game ... playing with people's livelihood and lives.

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Not Worried About Getting Caught

In one correspondence when asked if he was worried about getting caught, Guccifer wrote:

“No, I am not concerned, but i think i switch the proxies now go to play some backgammon on yahoo watch tv, play with my family and daughter.”

The hacker said he was buying a “new powerful computer”

“Guccifer” closed that e-mail with The Smoking Gun with one word: “HAAAACKKKK!”

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No, he wasn't too worried about getting caught.

Until someone brought it up.

December 17, 2013

Quoted from website: The Smoking Gun:

"In a December 17, 2013 email to The Smoking Gun, Guccifer said “the cia is for sure on my tail but you know they have all the time in the world.”

"He said he had been arrested in Paris in 2009 regarding "cyber issues" but also said "btw i am not french i just speak a half of dozen languages.”

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In Case I Disappear ...

Evidently the reason Guccifer provided the cache of documents and photos to The Smoking Gun, RT.com (Russia Today), The Telegraph and other media was in case he should disappear, that there would be proof of his findings.

He wrote in a January 6, 2014 email:

“i don’t know what near future hold for me,”

"the documents are in case I disappear."

Knowing that federal agents were searching for him, he said jokingly that he:

"was having dreams in which a woman is steping up to me saying that she is from Federal Bureau and I am busted.” He added, “meanwhile me trying desperately to erase my files on my computer at my desk or on my smartphone which btw I don”t have because I can”t afford one.”

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Guccifer Busted! January 22, 2014

Agents with Romania's Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism busted Marcel Lazar Lehel, 42, during a raid today at his home outside Arad, according to a prosecution statement that accuses Lehel of "repeatedly" accessing "e-mail a
Agents with Romania's Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism busted Marcel Lazar Lehel, 42, during a raid today at his home outside Arad, according to a prosecution statement that accuses Lehel of "repeatedly" accessing "e-mail a | Source

United States Indictment

In a case of "You Snooze, You Lose," the United States government didn't summon a Grand Jury to file an indictment against Guccifer until June 12, 2014.

By then he had not only already been arrested by the Romanian government but sentenced to a four year prison term. In July, three more years were added.

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division indicted Marcel Lehel Lazar - aka Guccifer, et al - for the following:

  1. Wire fraud
  2. Unauthorized access to a protected computer
  3. Aggravated identity theft
  4. Cyberstalking
  5. Obstruction of Justice
  6. Notice of Forfeiture - in the event of conviction, he will have to forfeit all his personal assets and property to the US government

Unless they succeed in his extradition from Romania, the US will lose their chance to prosecute him.

I find it awfully convenient (and hesitate to say there might have been collusion on the Romanian side of the investigation) that Romania arrested and imprisoned Guccifer before the US could even name him in their indictment.

Let's see how long it takes for this to blow over, for the media (and government) to forget his name, then forget to extradite him to the US.

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Commentary

According to the comments on The Smoking Gun website, CNN, RT.com and NDTV, many people believe that Guccifer was doing his hacking work for the NSA because none of his findings would be especially interesting to a Romanian who had very little, if any, ties to the United States.

This hacker should have been caught sooner, no matter how many proxy servers he used, because of his constant contact with the owners of the hacked accounts as well as media and government agencies.

Because he was in constant communication with The Smoking Gun and RT.com, why couldn't the FBI, the NSA and other agencies use The Smoking Gun or RT.com to trap him sooner? Guccifer was allowed to wreak havoc on the lives of so many people - mostly having to do with political families - and all the King's men and all the King's horses couldn't put a stop to it?

Since Guccifer was never apprehended in the USA and is now serving time in a Romanian prison, it is doubtful he will face extradition any time soon.

But even with extradition to the US, it is this writer's opinion that if this guy "talked" and said who hired him - if anyone - he will never make it to a trial.

And if that happens, it will prove there was collusion somewhere in this whole fiasco.

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Some commenters on media websites think that Guccifer was secretly working for NSA (National Security Agency) to do their hacking for them.

Do you agree with the above statement?

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NDTV, The Smoking Gun, RT.com, CNN, IMDb.com

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    Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Fascinating! I smell rotten fish, don't you? This is one of those little spy stories that will slowly disappear from the public eye. All the major players are scrambling to cover their tracks, while the "hacker" serves the time.

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #billybuc

    My stepfather used to say - There's something rotten in Denmark - a catch all that meant something is fishy. I think you are right - which is evidenced with the many insertions of my unsolicited opinion in Part 1 and 2 of this piece. lol

    The US government sat on their duffs for 6 months to get a grand jury indictment that normally takes 2 to 3 weeks. Yes, it's fishy all right.

    Thanks for taking time out to read and voice your opinion. I agree.

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    Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

    Why has the US not brought the criminal charges for crimes against former presidents you outlined in part one?

    Also, when I was in high school we learned about the Invisible Government. It states that the entire world is governed by 10 powerful families and no country head has say over them. Not even the United Nations. One of those families was purported to be the Rockefellers. I still say he was working for someone, but I suspect it's an entity much more powerful than our (lame) NSA.

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #bravewarrior

    You would think that crimes against former POTUS would take precedence over all - but alas, the US did sit on their hands for 6 months - just enough time for him to go through the time for intake, court, sentencing and processing for imprisonment in Romania. You're right about the 10 leading families - I know that for a fact. lol

    The whole time I worked on this - almost a week now - all I thought was how senseless the hacks were, not gleaning anything worth benefit to HIM, but surely benefit to "others" - and that he was on a mission. When you want to know something about government officials, hack 'em and you get it all. If your hackers aren't good enough, go to Russia, Ukraine, China or Romania and get the best.

    They did.

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    Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

    Rachael, I've had no confidence in the present regime since it began. I thought for sure it wouldn't continue for a second term. There are obviously other forces at hand; certainly not the American people. Unfortunately, we won't know the outcome of the impact on our country until we discover who becomes president two terms from now. Hopefully, our country will have been returned to The People.

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #bravewarrior

    We have a renegade POTUS who doesn't consult Congress for decisions, and makes his own rules - when he's not breaking laws, that is. We are at war - have been for 9 months and his big talk last night was to let us know he is now declaring war on ISIS. No surprise. The American people who study and watch these things have known that for a long time and know that the next 2 years will be long years. God help us all for whomever we get for POTUS after this. I'm afraid people will chose the lesser of all evils - some dark horse we haven't heard about yet - because they don't like the big names that are running.

    POTUS pretty much count on being re-elected so they get an 8 year term. Too much comfort, I say. 8 years steady paycheck, very little accountability. We see that impeachment isn't worth the paper it is written on. Bill Clinton was impeached and it was no big deal. Didn't step down, finished his term. He is still as popular and in demand as a speaker and adviser as ever.

    In Nixon's day, impeachment was a very black mark. Today it is no big deal.

    If able to run again, I'd bet Bill Clinton would say yes, but he isn't allowed to run again because of the impeachment. But Hillary? Benghazi was a fiasco - everyone was told to say I don't know or No, I wasn't around that night. Obama - not reachable that night. Clinton was the fall-girl in Congress, stepped down from Sec of State - did the seat get too hot? How is she ever going to be POTUS if she runs? I guess Bill Clinton will be doing the job, not her. If he can keep his pants zipped. The whole thing sends up my blood pressure.

    I understand that it takes 4 years to learn the POTUS ropes , and 4 years to put it all into action. Each POTUS runs for office on the platform - "My 8 year plan is" or "My 10 year plan is" and they forget they were only elected for FOUR YEARS!!! So people feel compelled to vote 'em in for another 4.

    And this is what happens. We get a guy who thinks he got all A's in the first 4 years, so that in the second 4, he doesn't need any guidance from advisers or Congress or even the people.

    They think Americans are stupid, that they don't see what is going on.

    They do. They've been watching this one man show for the last 6 years.

    We need our country back. With locked borders. With laws that are enforced - for everyone.

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    Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

    Rachael, all I have to say is look at our present leader's full name. I was shocked when he was elected and saddened when he was re-elected. We The People have no voice! How and why have we become so weak? Perhaps we need to go back to dropping acid, having love-ins, and rebelling. However, those of us who lived that generation can barely get up off the couch now. Why don't our children see and speak?

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #bravewarrior

    I agree - his name should have been a tip off. His precarious background should have been a tip off too. Our children do see and speak. There are just not enough of them voting because voting is not taken seriously anymore. My own kids say when they come home from voting booth- well that was a waste of time, the guy with the most money will win. All of my kids vote. I can't say that for other families, but we instilled that in our kids. If you don't vote, you have no room (or right) to complain.

    My kids tell me all the time how much they hate the way things are in our country and that if this one gets in, it's a disaster. or if that one gets in, we're doomed. The choices are slim pickings and as I said earlier, people tend to pick the lesser of all evils because they don't like the choices.

    I don't have anything against McCain or Romney when they were running for POTUS, but you know how you just get a "feeling" that someone is not true? That's what I got with both of them. Obama was the lesser of all evils for me. I wish there had been more choices.

    I hope with him off the playing field (although he may be back on it again in 8 years because he likes his house), I hope the choices are more equally divided so we who did vote for the lesser of all evils won't have to again.

    Things were so much easier when FDR was running for POTUS - the man didn't get elected for 8 years twice without being some kind of honest. lol

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    breakfastpop 2 years ago

    You are an amazing researcher. The bottom line for me is that if it doesn't feel right, it isn't. I have no faith in the safety of my information. If it sin't clear by now that nothing is sacred, then I have a bridge I'd like to sell. Great job, as usual. I have to go change my passwords now. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #breakfastpop

    Thank you for your compliment! Our inner voice is the best guidance. You're right, if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Your information is NEVER always safe. It is only safe for short periods - which is why you should change passwords on a schedule or sorts - like every 3 weeks for active web users and every 3 months or folks who are less involved.

    This whole hacker situation smells from the get-go and although Guccifer has been caught and imprisoned in Romania, one wonders if that was the deal in the first place, especially when you look at 1/22/2014 arrest date and the US dragging its butt to indict on 6/12/2014. Six months was long enough to get him through the Romanian court system and safely behind bars and untouchable.

    In 7 years when he gets out, who is going to remember him? The US will conveniently forget him when there are bigger fish to hunt.

    Thanks for reading, commenting and voting.

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    Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    You are an incredible well researched writer. You packed in a lot of information about the life of a hacker. Many thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #Nadine May

    Thank you so much for voting and taking time to read through it. :)

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    Ronald E. Franklin 2 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

    I don't know if there is such a thing as hacking addiction, but to me that sounds like Guccifer's real issue. To risk what he risked for no apparent gain except the excitement of it all doesn't appear to be rational behavior.

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #RonElFran,

    Hello! I agree, which is why I thought he was doing the bidding of a third party. He got nothing out of this except perhaps some kicks, when the info, in fact, was more beneficial to certain factions of the US government (esp regarding Hillary Clinton's private messages from Bluementhal).

    The others he hacked gleaned little if any "valid" info unless there was national security issues uncovered, which we will never know. The harassment of Colin Powell, who has been the target of several administrations since he served in office and the smear campaign against him - whether it was true or not - did not seem like it should have come from a hacker who not only did not "know" him, but did not have a vested interest in the resulting fallout of the smear. Unless he was on an assignment - thus, hired to do it.

    Thank you for reading and commenting.

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    Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

    From the previous comments, I guess there's a lot more to this story than appears on the surface. Thanks for the research; I always appreciate learning from you.

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #MsDora

    It's one of those things we will never know and may never hear about again. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

    After reading this, I seriously doubt the United States will get their chance to bring Guccifer to justice. Five stars for the research!

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #vkwok

    I think you are right! He will be a long forgotten has-been because the USA will have downgraded his threat level.

    Someone bigger and badder will have taken his place in their hierarchy of bad guys by the time he gets out of prison.

    Thanks for reading, and commenting.

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    Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Part 2 shows more information with great effort. As usual you have summed up to perfection. Voted up, and useful

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #DDE

    You are so nice to take time to read my stuff when you have so many others to visit as well. For that, I thank you.

    Thanks for commenting, voting and for your support.

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    PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

    Hi RachaelOhalloran,

    What a great job in researching and writing a hub to share with us. I did not know about this since I stopped watching the news a year ago.

    This Guccifer I believe was hired by someone who wanted to expose certain people for reasons unknown and one day he will probably write a book and be a hero.

    It seems the bottom feeders of our society rise to fame faster than the good people do.

    This was awesome and thanks for writing this great hub.

    Have a great week.

    Bobbi Purvis

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    Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

    #PurvisBobbi44

    A book! Now I really didn't even consider a book, but you just might be right. And it is a shame the bottom feeders are the ones who are rising to the top. It's becoming the way of the world, I'm afraid.

    I'm glad you enjoyed this article.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

    There is a pattern to who was targeted, I bet. It cannot be random. I think what was potentially exposed goes far beyond what has been leaked so far and that's why our security types all in a dither about it. We have rules which we have recently been considering relaxing that affect this type of investigation (e.g., FBI hiring regulation prohibiting hiring applicants who have smoked pot in the last 3 years). Also, although this Guccifer claims to be poor, I would wonder if there is a money trail to follow.

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