An infamous Romanian hacker who is in an American jail told Fox News he was able to hack into Hillary Clinton’s private email server in 2013, and said it was not only easy for him, but it would be easy “for everybody.”
Marcel Lehel Lazar, who was known online as “Guccifer,” was arrested last month after he was accused of being the man who released some of the communication between Hillary Clinton and close friend Sidney Blumenthal.
“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,” Lazar said.
Lazar has no formal education in this kind of computer hacking. Instead, he says it was as easy as guessing Sidney Blumenthal’s security question on his AOL mail account. From there, he was able to trace backwards.
“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 said. “Then I scanned with an IP scanner.”
An IP is a number assigned to every Internet connection. Free tools are available that allow users to detect the IPs from a number of sources, including incoming emails. It would be significantly harder if the person were using a secured server — you know, like the one the State Department assigned Hillary Clinton that she never used.
Lazar said there were also more hackers on Hillary’s private server.
“As far as I remember, yes, there were … up to 10, like, IPs from other parts of the world,” Lazar said.
“For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody.”
Lazar was one of the first to reveal that Clinton and Blumenthal were running an ad hoc intelligence ring out of North Africa at the time of the Benghazi attacks.
It was later revealed that Blumenthal was on retainer from the Clinton Foundation and that Hillary had been previously rebuffed by the Obama administration when it came to putting Blumenthal on the payroll, leading to accusations that Clinton was using her charitable foundation as a slush fund for off-the-books intelligence gathering.
Clinton’s campaign issued a predictable statement on the matter.
“There is absolutely no basis to believe the claims made by this criminal from his prison cell,” the campaign’s statement read.
“In addition to the fact he offers no proof to support his claims, his descriptions of Secretary Clinton’s server are inaccurate. It is unfathomable that he would have gained access to her emails and not leaked them the way he did to his other victims.”
Righty-o, Hills. I hope you enjoy federal prison.