Don’t fall for fake news about the death of Marcel Lazăr Lehel aka the Guccifer hacker — He is alive and awaiting sentencing in a Virginia jail cell.
Marcel Lazăr Lehel or famously known as Guccifer hacker for hacking the elite including Hillary Clinton, President Bush and Collin Powell is now making news for his disappearance and eventual death which in reality is nothing but a hoax. Truth is that Guccifer is alive and well and currently awaiting sentencing in a Virginia jail cell.
Guccifer who was once a taxi driver in Romania managed to break into the computer accounts of high-profile political figures and is now paying the price for his malicious deeds — The news about his escape and death are fake which were first published by a website whatdoesitmean (dot) com and then Christian Times Newspaper stating that ”Romanian hacker with access to Clinton emails found dead in jail cell.”
According to sources, the article on whatdoesitmean.com was posted by Sorcha Faal who is known for posting “outrageous” and “sensational” political conspiracy content; meanwhile, the story on Christian Times Newspaper has been viewed more than 15,000 times. The newspaper claimed ”they do their best to provide accurate, updated news and information.”
However, this is not the first time when the Internet was spammed with fake news. In 2015 similar fake news websites claimed that co-creator of SpyEye Trojan Hamza Bendelladj has been sentenced to death, in reality, he cannot be sentenced to death as all his criminal activities were electronic and he had already been pleaded guilty for his crimes. Hamza is now facing 15 years jail time.