Items tagged with Gottfrid Svartholm Warg

The swashbucklers who founded and ran The Pirate Bay (TPB), an online torrent site notorious for turning a blind eye to illegal file downloads, are no strangers to the legal system in Sweden. More recently, TPB co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg received a two-year prison sentence by a District Court in Sweden for hacking into computers and making illegal online money transfers. "The hacking has been very extensive and technically advanced," the court said in a statement. "The attacker has affected very sensitive systems." One of several attempts to transfer over $900,000 was successful, and that one only resulted in the transfer of $4,300. Warg and his cohorts maintained their innocence throughout... Read more...