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Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to prison for Swedish hacking case

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jun 2013 21:12 User comments (3)

Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to prison for Swedish hacking case Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, co-founder of the infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay, has been sentenced to prison time for his part in hacking the Swedish outsourcing firm Logica.
Warg had been accused of accessing computers illegally and making illegal money transfers.

The prosecution argued and proved that Warg managed to transfer 24,200 Danish crowns but attempted to transfer 683,000 euros. "The hacking has been very extensive and technically advanced," added the prosecution. "The attacker has affected very sensitive systems."

Warg is already serving one year in prison for breaching copyright as owner of the torrent tracker, which remains active today.

The site is registered in Sint Maarten, a Dutch territory in the Caribbean.

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3 user comments

121.6.2013 3:46

What did he plead Andre?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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221.6.2013 14:49

What's prison like over there? Got a feeling he won't have to worry about being Bubba's bitch lol. Hope not anyway. Prison is a bitch in the US...Not that I know first

Just my $0.02,


328.6.2013 7:30

Prisons aren't too bad in Scandinavia... Just ask Varg Vikernes, who recently was released from a Norwegian prison after serving a "life sentence," which equates to about 21 years, for killing Euronymous (founding member of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem). He recorded and released a few albums under the Burzum name while still in prison...

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