During his plane ride extradition from Romania to the United States, the hacker better known as the original “Guccifer” told Fox News’ Pamela Browne that he is convinced the U.S. State Department was involved in the invention of the “Guccifer 2.0” persona (probably the only hacker in history to forgo creating an original and unique handle, curiously for a sequel of another hacker’s alias instead). He told Browne that one of his handlers slyly mentioned: “what would your opinion be if another Guccifer showed up?” He then went on to declare that “Guccifer 2.0 is an inside job” by U.S. government agencies.
Marcel Lehel Lazăr, 45, known by his infamous online moniker “Guccifer,” is serving a 7-year prison sentence in his home country of Romania for hacking local politicians.
Last year, Lazăr was extradited to the U.S. during the 2016 election. He claims that his handler assigned to the State Department had slyly mentioned creating another Guccifer:
In his wide-ranging new interview, Lazărweighed in on several current events, including a bombshell claim as to why he believes the hackers behind “Guccifer 2.0,” who claimed to have hacked into the DNC computer network, are not “the Russians” but instead the “U.S. government.” Lazar told Fox the idea came from one his handlers assigned to the State Department during his extradition plane ride to the U.S. in spring 2016.
“Ok, so now, now I think that it is maybe Guccifer two-zero, the State Department, or this guy from the State Department, who is handling my case,” he said. “I think it was more like they were plannings this. I mean they, this guy from the State Department.”
“So I think Guccifer two-zero is an inside job,” Lazar added. “I think Guccifer two-zero is something made from some guys at the State Department. Some guys from the cyber command of the NSA, and some guys from the Vault, Vault 7 of the CIA. So there are these guys, you know Pam, I’m in this business for sort of 15 years now, this is my take on this whole. They were setting up something of Guccifer two-zero. Because the State Department guy was asking me, ‘What is your opinion,’ or something like this, ‘what do you say if another Guccifer is showing up?’
“And I said, ‘You know something, I expect that not one, but one hundred Guccifers will show up.’”
The attribution of the alleged DNC “hack” to an entity named in “tribute” of Guccifer, if indeed an invention of Clinton-aligned Democratic Party officials within the Obama government, seems like a veiled attack of personal revenge — in the vein of Orson Welles’ “Rosebud” reference in Citizen Kane as revenge on William Randolph Hearst — on the person who has indirectly triggered the largest technological political migraines for 2016 presidential loser Hillary Clinton (caused by her own corruption, deception, and hubris): the perpetrator whose 2013 hacking of Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal’s email inbox set in motion the frenetic events eventually leading to the Benghazi probe and snowballing into Clinton’s private email server scandal and subsequent FBI criminal investigations.
Interestingly enough, Guccifer 2.0 documents have been analyzed and its metadata has proven to show fakery and deliberate manipulation, from using the keyboard and language of Russian locale inside a word processor just as Guccifer alluded.
Additionally, the malware sample given which suggests the DNC was hacked has been proven to be a public Ukrainian PHP Shell called Grizzly Steppe; the malware was outdated and not even private malicious code according to Word Fence which analyzed the sample provided by DHS/FBI.
“The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15% of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes. The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website,” Word Fence wrote.
It has since been proved through meta-data that the files Guccifer 2.0 uploaded “NGP-VAN” were copied locally not hacked, Disobedient Media reported.
Guccifer also expanded on his breach of Clinton’s server stating “everyone was inside it.”
“Look, about the server in Chappaqua, in New York state,” he said. “That server was scanned well before me. It was scanned 2012, from IP numbers in Serbia, Belgrade, it was scanned again in 2013 from IPs in Ukraine and Russia. The point is, somebody had mirrored, had copied, mirrored the whole server of Hillary Clinton, the question is how many countries. One, two or three? At one point, it was the whole server. I just think, I’m sure some people, I can say some people, I’m sure some people have the server contents.”
“It’s not the case that it was or it was not mirrored, her server,” he said. “The case is how many people did this. How many countries?”
FBI Director James Comey denies that Guccifer ever hacked Clinton’s server despite running outdated software and leaving incoming ports open to RDP and VNC connections which wouldn’t have even required any actual hacking, according to the Register.
“He did not. He admitted that was a lie,” Comey said. “We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial email accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account.”
A reporter for Activist Post was handed a leak link dump of Clinton’s email case information from an FBI source a few days ago that documented the entire case against Clinton, including that her emails were for sale on the darkweb for several years for $500,000 USD. The author of the hacked emails then pulled them and handed them to the FBI. The House and Senate Intelligence Committees also claimed they possessed the so-called “Russian files” consisting of Clinton emails that ended up on ‘Deep Web’ allegedly by hacking a server setup by Guccifer in Romania. The FBI later confirmed the existence of this server and the files contained on it in the fourth part of its report on Clinton’s email scandal.
Is that the mirror of the server that Guccifer is talking about as his own?
Guccifer plans to ask to remain in Romanian prison and not be returned to America to serve his 52-month sentence for U.S. computer hacking crimes including unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft.
Guccifer was the first to reveal to the world that Clinton exclusively used a non-secure private email address while serving as Secretary of State when he posted Sidney Blumenthal’s emails revealing her insecure private address firstname.lastname@example.org noticeably lacking a .gov domain.
Independent researcher and security expert Adam Carter has compiled an exhaustive, meticulously detailed archive of evidence and analysis at the website Guccifer 2.0 – Game Over pointing to alleged hacker “Guccifer 2.0” being an invention by the DNC to discredit and detract from leaks, divert public attention away from the real 2016 election fraud revealed in the incriminating DNC emails, and blame Russia.