A Romanian hacker known as Guccifer has been sentenced to 52 months in prison after breaking into internet accounts of about 100 U.S. citizens, including government officials.

The 44-year-old Marcel Lehel Lazar was sentenced on Thursday. He was extradited from Romania and brought to court in the United States, where he pleaded guilty to the hacking-related charges in May.

From Oct. 2012 to Jan. 2014, Lazar targeted the email and social media accounts of his U.S.-based victims as a way to steal their personal information and email messages. That included hacking a family member of two former U.S. presidents and several former U.S. officials.  

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