Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, aka Guccifer, is speaking out from his prison cell telling Fox News that he doubts the Obama administration’s assertion that Moscow directed cyberattacks against the Democrats in the 2016 presidential election.
Guccifer, 44, said in a series of phone interviews from his Romanian jail cell in late December that the Obama administration’s allegation of Russia cyber-attacks during the 2016 elections as part of “a fake cyber war.”
“Americans are crazy about the Russian thing and that Russians are invading the United States,” Lazar said, suggesting the allegations are overblown because of Cold War sensitivities. “It’s crazy … it’s this hysteria you know?” he said. Lazar has been convicted and sentenced to prison in two separate countries, the U.S. and Romania, for his hacking and taunting of major celebrity and political figures. Continue reading