A Romanian hacker is going through prices that he hacked into the Facebook or electronic mail bills of excessive-ranking U.S. executive officials and a relative of two former presidents.
Marcel Level Lazar, the hacker often called “Lucifer” who has been linked to the discharge of personal Bush household images, was once indicted Thursday by way of a federal grand jury in Virginia.
Lazar, 42, faces expenses together with wire fraud, unauthorized pc get entry to, cyber stalking and aggravated identity theft.
The indictment states that from late 2012 to January 2014 Lazar hacked into the email or Facebook money owed of a former U.S. cupboard member, a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of personnel, a former presidential adviser and a person associated to 2 former presidents.
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The people are not recognized within the indictment; however the file says that on Feb. 7, 2013 multiple media group revealed parts of the content that was taken within the e mail hack of the presidential relative. On that day the site The Smoking Gun posted images mentioned to have been swiped in an electronic mail hack of the Bush household.
Some of the posted photographs showed George H.W. Bush all the way through a clinic stay. Two different photography, paintings that gave the impression to be self-picks executed by way of George W. Bush, obtained particular media consideration. In one, the previous president appears to be shaving within the shower. The opposite is of feet soaking in a bath. Neither displays any nudity. The phrase “Lucifer” is on one photo in translucent, neon blue print.
The Lazar indictment says that after he emailed the content material he had taken to media businesses him “marked one of the vital content material together with his alias.”
The indictment also says that in March 2013 Lazar accessed and posted messages on the Facebook page belonging to the previous cupboard member, identified in media studies from the time as Colin Powell, and sent out electronic mail from his AOL account to dozens of media organizations.
AOL’s servers are situated in Virginia, giving the case a link to the state.
More than one media experiences say Lazar is jailed in Europe. Courtroom paperwork in the U.S. didn’t list a legal professional for him.