Gottfried Warg Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

Convicted hacker and Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfried Warg was sentenced to two years in jail for hacking the tax offices of Sweden, in addition to other companies.


From LI here:

The Nacka District Court in Stockholm said 28-year-old Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who is currently serving a one-year sentence for copyright violation, was found guilty of hacking into a company that handles sensitive information for Sweden’s police force, the country’s tax authority, and Nordic banking group Nordea AB. The court also convicted him of fraud and attempted fraud for stealing money from an account in Denmark and trying to illegally transfer euros 654,000 ($863,000) of money in European accounts.

“The data intrusion has been very extensive and technically advanced,” the court said in its ruling.

Svartholm Warg maintained that his computer had been accessed remotely by others, but computer forensic experts testified that the evidence proved otherwise.

The Pirate Bay co-founder is already serving a one-year sentence for copyright violation. He and the site’s other founders were arrested in Cambodia in 2012 after the Swedish Supreme Court refused the appeal and their sentence was imposed by the district court; they were later extradited to Sweden.

I’m sure a Swedish jail is much nicer than living on the run in Cambodia.


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