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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Faces Six Years After Hacking CSC

2014-10-31 14:00

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is facing a six year jail stretch after being found guilty by a Danish court of hacking IT services giant CSC, in what has been described as the biggest case of its kind in the Scandinavian country.

Warg, who also goes by his online moniker ‘anakata,’ was in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh when the attack took place and was arrested there in September 2012 before being extradited.

The Swede and an unnamed 21-year-old co-defendant were accused of hacking Denmark’s driver’s license database, as well as a national repository of social security numbers, the IT system of the Europe-wide Schengen Zone and email accounts of 10,000 police officers and tax officials, Ars Technica said.

The defense apparently maintained that Warg and his co-defendant’s computers were themselves remotely controlled and hacked – a version of events supported by security expert Jacob Applebaum, who is said to have given evidence for the defense.

A disappointed Applebaum later tweeted: “I'm sad to hear that only two of the jurors understand the technology involved.”

Two of the six jurors are said to have found the case for the defense plausible but the majority carried the guilty verdict, which is enough in Danish courts.

Now the prosecution is pushing for a harsh sentence, which will be decided later.

Prosecutor Maria Cingari is said to have told the court: “Past practice is no help in determining the sentence, as there are no precedents. This is the largest hacking case to date. The crime is very serious, and this must be reflected in the sentence.”

Warg has previously been charged with copyright infringement due to his role in The Pirate Bay, as well as fraud, and he has been accused of hacking Logica in a case which exposed the personal ID numbers of 9,000 Swedes.


Source: /sraey-xis-rednuof-yab-etarip/swen/moc.enizagam-ytirucesofni.www

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