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A jailed Romanian hacker says he easily compromised Hillary Clinton’s private email server in 2013.
In a phone interview from the Virginia jail where he is being held, Marcel Lehel Lazar, spoke with Fox News‘ Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Catherine Herridge, about how he breached the former Secretary of State’s server more than once.
“For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody,” said Lazar, who is known as “Guccifer.”
Lazar claimed he was able to access the server in early 2013, detailing how did and what he found, in a series of calls with Herridge.
Lazar, 44, has been accused of breaching the personal emails of others in Washington, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, which led him to Clinton’s emails. He was extradited to the U.S. from Romania last month on charges of committing cyber-crimes and faces trial in Virginia.
Hacking into the Clinton server, Lazar said he found evidence that others had breached it as well.
“There were up to 10 like IP’s from other parts of the world,” he told Herridge. “You see the numbers only, but you can tell by the numbers the region of the world.”
Computer security specialists said the server has an electronic trail that could verify or disprove Lazar’s claims, which Fox News could not independently confirm.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Clinton campaign said, “There is absolutely no basis to believe the claims made by this criminal from his prison cell. 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.”
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