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>> The Romanian man behind Hilary Clinton's email nightmare won't be touching a keyboard anytime soon. The hacker known as Guccifer, sentenced Thursday to 52 months in jail. Despite claims of hacking into Clinton's private email server, he's getting locked up for something else, says Reuters' Washington Cybersecurity Correspondent, Dustin Volz.
>> Marcel Lazar, who's better known as Guccifer, his online alias, is going to prison on counts of unauthorized access to protected computers and for aggravated identity theft. It's approximated that he actually had about a 100 different victims.>> Many of these victims are part of Washington's who's who, including former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, a relative of the Bush family, and Sidney Blumenthal, a former aide in the Clinton White House.
That's where Hillary Clinton's trouble began.>> There's no evidence that he actually did breach Clinton's email server. However, what he did do was gain access to Sidney Blumenthal's emails and some of his correspondences to and from Hillary Clinton. And that correspondence, which was leaked online, was one of the early bread crumbs that led to revealing that she had this private server, that she wasn't using her government email as Secretary of State.
>> His actions, giving Republicans what they needed to go after Clinton and further damage her credibility as she launched her presidential campaign. But his impact doesn't stop there, copycats have picked up where he left off. An entity calling itself Guccifer 2.0 is claiming responsibility for exposing embarrassing emails from the Democratic National Committee, costing Debbie Wasserman Schultz her job as head of the DNC.
US intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts, however, believe Russia is behind that attack.