Pirate bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, was apparently trying to hack into a bank, the Swedish government’s federal taxing agency and several other companies as well. According to the prosecutors, Gottfrid tried to transfer 5.7 million Danish Krone, which is roughly equivalent to £652,000, to various different accounts. Furthermore he is also accused of using someone else’s account details to gain access to Infotorg, a Swedish commercial database of “private individuals, companies, properties and vehicles.” He is also allegedly believed to be involved in the hacking of Logica, a Swedish tax authority contractor, which resulted in a leak of 9,000 Swedes’ personal identity number. For which he was arrested for in September 2012 after being deported from Cambodia due to his residency visa was expired.
According to the prosecutor, Henry Olin, he is also believed to be the mastermind behind all of the aforementioned claims. Olin also stating that Gottfried wasn’t the only person involved in this infringement. Three other people besides Gottfried have been indicted with serious fraud, attempted aggravated fraud, and aiding attempted aggravated fraud.
The claims currently have nothing to do with Gottfrid’s activity with the Pirate Bay, but in 2009 he was found guilty, along with 2 other co-founders of the Pirate Bay and a business man on the claims of, “assisting in making copyrighted content available” via the Pirate Bay. For which they were all sentenced to 1 year prison and to jointly pay $3.6 million in damages.
The trial for the new claims will be held in May, by which time Gottfrid’s sentence would finish but it is believed that he won’t be released from jail in case he tries to flee from the authorities, and evade persecution.
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