Guccifer is an infamous Romanian hacker who was arrested in Romania for hacking into the emails and social networking accounts of numerous high profile the US and Romanian Politicians.
Guccifer rose into the popularity in 2013 after hacking into the email account of George W. Bush and leaking Bush’s personal photographs and artwork, including two self-portraits: one in the shower and one in the bathtub.
The same hacker was responsible to crack into the AOL Account of Bush’s Sister, Dorothy Bush Koch and targeted a number of high-profile celebrities, including Nicole Kidman, ComedianSteve Martin, Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Actress Mariel Hemingway, ‘Sex and the City’ authorCandace Bushnell, Biographer Kitty Kelley, released some of Hillary Clinton’s private emails and many more.
This intensified leakage had caused many repercussions on many topics like the romantic relationships between Colin Powell and Corina Cretu (Romanian Politician), even though both denied the statement.
If you want to explore more about the Guccifer Leaks, you may visit the site named ‘The Smoking Gun‘ to which he published the leaked contents (don’t expect a Wikileaks model).
Guccifer was serving as a Taxi Driver when Romania’s DIICOT anti-organized crime and terrorism unit arrested him. He kickstarted his career as a Hacker at the age of 35.
According to his wife, Guccifer did most of his hacking from the quiet Sâmbăteni, which is located in the Draculan Village Transylvania.
Guccifer was sentenced for intrusion charges to popular profiles by the Romanian court to four years in jail in 2014 “with the aim of getting … confidential data” and is serving another three-year term for other offences.
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In other news.. Kim DotCom will be on US soil after losing his extradition fight..
“No matter what happens in Court tomorrow, I’ll be fine. Don’t worry. Enjoy your Christmas & know that I’m grateful to have you, my friends,” Dotcom tweeted before the court hearing.
The court ruling comes almost three years after the New Zealand police raided Dotcom’s Auckland mansion at the request of the FBI and in the same year the US government launched extradition proceedings.
“The @KimDotcom team looks forward to having the US request for extradition reviewed in the High Court. We have no other comments at this time,” Rothken said.