US indicts ‘Guccifer’ hacker after release of private Bush family photos

June 13, 2014 11:15 AM

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US indicts ‘Guccifer’ hacker after release of private Bush family photos

A grand federal jury in Virginia has indicted in absentia the Romanian hacker nicknamed ‘Guccifer’ for hacking into Facebook and email accounts of top US government officials, a relative of two ex-presidents and celebrities.

Marcel Lehel Lazar, 42, faces the charges that include wire fraud, unauthorized computer access, cyber stalking and aggravated identity theft, the US Department of Justice said on Thursday.

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