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US Sentences Hacker Known as 'Guccifer' to 52 Months in Prison

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US authorities have sentenced Romanian hacker who is known as "Guccifer" to 52 months in prison, the Department of Justice said in a press release on Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In a plea agreement, Lazar admitted to accessing personal email and social media accounts of approximately 100 Americans, including two former presidents, a former member of the US Cabinet, a former member of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former presidential advisor, the release noted.

"Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, of Arad, Romania, a hacker who used the online moniker 'Guccifer,' was sentenced today to 52 months in prison for unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft," the release stated.

The Justice Department said the hacking occurred between October 2012 and January 2014.

Lazar was extradited to the United States from Romania in March.

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