Notorious ​Hacker Guccifer Reportedly Arrested in Romania

The man who brought us the George W. Bush paintings has reportedly been arrested: On Wednesday night, Romanian authorities arrested Marcel Lazăr Lehel, the 40-year-old man accused of being the hacker Guccifer, at his home in Arad. Guccifer has hacked into the email accounts of Colin Powell, family members and friends of at least three U.S. presidents, plus numerous other celebrities and officials.

According to Softpedia and various Romanian news sources, Romania's Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) raided Lazăr Lehel's home last night. He was reportedly arrested shortly after.

This isn't the first time Lazăr Lehel has been arrested for hacking: In February 2012, he was convicted of dozens of hacking-related charges and received a three year suspended sentence. Those charges stemmed from Lazăr Lehel's attacks on dozens of Romanian officials between October 2010 and July 2011.

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