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PirateBay’s founder, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, jailed for hacking sensitive information

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More problems have surfaced for Pirate Bay founder, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, as a Danish court on Friday, sentenced him 3 years of prison time, for allegedly hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.

Gottfried immediately appealed against the court sentence, claiming that though it was his computer, which was used for hacking, it may actually have been accessed by someone else remotely, and then used for hacking.

Back in 2013, a Swedish court dismissed a similar case, saying that there might be a possiblity that the computer was accessed remotely, without the knowledge of Gottfried, and then used fr hacking. However, Svartholm Warg was convicted of hacking into the servers of Sweden’s police force and tax authority for obtaining sensitive information.

Earlier, in 2009, he was sentenced to 1 year in Jail, largely fue to various copyright violations. PirateBay has been the epicentre for such law suits, which it has invited from most of the major distribution firms. Gottfried then ran to sweden, though he was later arrested in Cambodia.

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