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Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm sentenced to 2 years in Sweden

Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm sentenced to 2 years in Sweden

June 20, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced to two years in jail by Nacka district court, Sweden on Thursday for hacking into computers at a company that manages data for Swedish authorities and making illegal online money transfers. In Sweden, He is also involved in another case, to have hacked the mainframe of the CSC computer company protecting Rigspolitiet’s (the Danish national police) IT system, as well as other sensitive government databases. In Denmark, Svartholm Warg and another unnamed Danish co-defendant were accused of illegally accessing 4 million files, including the email passwords of 10,000 policemen, personal identification numbers (CPRs) from a driver’s license database and information about wanted persons in the Schengen region. He had denied the charges, further he can be extradited to Denmark to face charges for one of the country’s largest hacking attacks. Last year Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was extradited to Sweden from Camb
'The Pirate Bay' Co-Founder Found Guilty in Denmark's Largest Hacking Case

'The Pirate Bay' Co-Founder Found Guilty in Denmark's Largest Hacking Case

October 31, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The co-founder of The Pirate Bay torrent site Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (Anakata) and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant have been found guilty by a Danish court of hacking into systems operated by American IT giant CSC and illegally downloading files. It was the biggest hacking case ever conducted in the history of Denmark . By breaking into the servers maintained by CSC, Svartholm Warg illegally accessed police email accounts and stolen email addresses and passwords of over 10,000 policemen, explored the European border control database, and downloaded millions of social security numbers belonging to Danish citizens. The initial hack attack took place for about six months. " This is the largest hacking case to date. The crime is very serious, and this must be reflected in the sentence, " Prosecutor Maria Cingali said. Gottfrid Svartholm allegedly committed the crime along with his his 21-year-old co-defendant between February and August 2012. His co-defendant
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm, aka Anakata, Released from Prison

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm, aka Anakata, Released from Prison

September 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg , the co-founder of the notorious file-sharing website The Pirate Bay , has been released from a Sweden prison following three years behind bars for hacking and copyright offenses. Yes, Svartholm Warg, also known as Anakata , is a free man again. Svartholm was convicted on both Swedish copyright offences and Danish hacking conspiracy connected to The Pirate Bay. The news comes just a few months after the third and last founder of Pirate Bay Fredrik Neij (also known as  TiAMO ) was released from a Swedish prison after serving his 10-month prison sentence. Svartholm has not yet made any public statements following his release from a Swedish prison on Saturday. His release was reported by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter . However, the release was confirmed by Warg's mother Kristina Svartholm on Twitter . "Yes, #anakata is free now. No more need to call for #freeanakata. Thank you everyone for your important support during thes
The Pirate Bay Cofounder 'Gottfrid Svartholm Warg' will be extradited to Denmark

The Pirate Bay Cofounder 'Gottfrid Svartholm Warg' will be extradited to Denmark

November 21, 2013Wang Wei
Sweden today has announced the extradition of 30-year-old  The Pirate Bay Cofounder ' Gottfrid Svartholm Warg ' to Denmark where he is wanted for questioning on alleged hacking charges. He was living in Cambodia last year but was later arrested and deported to Sweden. Currently he is serving a one-year sentence in Sweden for hacking into the computer systems of contractors working for the national tax authority. His extradition will take place on 27th November . Along with a 20-year-old Dane, they are accused of hacking into the servers of a Denmark government contractor and stealing police files files between April and August 2012. The motivation for the hacks remains unknown, but the police say it can’t be ruled out that changes were made to the records. There are, however, no indications that any of the downloaded files have been exploited. Even, The Pirate Bay may no longer be safe to use. It is no longer in the hands of the original owners. An Anonymous act
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia

September 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg , one of the founders of the file sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested in Cambodia after an international warrant was issued following a conviction in Sweden for copyright violations. The Swedish foreign ministry has confirmed only that a Swedish man "in his thirties" has been arrested in Phnom Penh. In May 2006, police seized The Pirate Bay's servers from the ISP PRQ's headquarters in Stockholm. Since then, the file-sharing site appeared in the headlines, especially after the high-profile trial in 2008 in which the principals were sentenced to prison terms and hefty damages. The ruling was appealed, but in February 2012, the Supreme Court not to discuss the case further. Svartholm Warg's lawyer Ola Salomonsson confirms that it is TPB-founder who now sits arrested, but says he does not know for what reason.Sweden has no formal extradition treaty with Cambodia, but that does not mean Svartholm Warg is safe. According to lawyer
The Pirate Bay Founders Ordered to Pay Music Labels $477,800 in Compensation

The Pirate Bay Founders Ordered to Pay Music Labels $477,800 in Compensation

August 23, 2017Wang Wei
Two of the three co-founders of The Pirate Bay— Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg —have been ordered by a Finnish court to pay record labels $477,800 in compensation for copyright infringement on the site. Last year in a similar case, Helsinki District Court in Finland ordered Peter Sunde , the third co-founder of The Pirate Bay, to pay nearly $395,000 (350,000 Euros) in damages to several major record labels, including Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music. However, Sunde did not pay any penalty yet, and instead, he later announced his plans to sue those record labels for defamation. The Pirate Bay is still the world's most popular torrent website that has proven to be an elusive hub for illegal copyrighted contents, even after a series of raids and shutdown of its multiple domains , including the primary .SE domain. All the three co-founders of The Pirate Bay were facing criminal copyright infringement and abuse of electronic communications charges
The Pirate Bay co-founder charged for hacking and stealing money

The Pirate Bay co-founder charged for hacking and stealing money

April 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Pirate Bay co-founder  Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (Anakata)  charged with hacking the IBM mainframe of Logica, a Swedish IT firm that provided tax services to the Swedish government, and the IBM mainframe of the Swedish Nordea bank. Svartholm has been charged with several hacking related offenses including serious fraud , attempted aggravated fraud, and aiding attempted aggravated fraud. Three other defendants received similar charges. He was arrested in Cambodia in September 2012 and deported to Sweden where he was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Logica hack. 28-year-old computer specialist Svartholm and other founders of The Pirate Bay were found guilty by the Swedish government in 2009 for facilitating the illegal downloading of copyrighted materials. He has served a one-year prison sentence in Sweden since September 2012, and will likely remain in prison while facing these new charges. Swedish prosecutor Henrik Olin said in a statement, " A la
THN Weekly Roundup — 11 Most Important Hacking News Stories

THN Weekly Roundup — 11 Most Important Hacking News Stories

October 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
We are back with our last week’s top cyber security threats and challenges, just in case you missed any of them ( ICYMI ). THN Weekly Round Up is The Hacker News efforts to help you provide all important stories of last week in one shot. We recommend you read the full story ( just click ‘Read More’ because there’s some valuable advice in there as well ). Here's the list: 1. Quantum Teleportation — Scientists Teleported Quantum Data over 60 Miles While the world is battling between Quantum computers and Encryption , the NIST Scientists have set a new record in the field of " Quantum Teleportation "... …by successfully Teleporting a small amount of data (qubit) inside light particles over a distance of 60 Miles (100 km) through a network of optical fiber – the record which is four times faster than previous one. To know how the Quantum Teleportation works and how the researchers able to reach this record, Read More … 2. Pirate Bay co-fo
Pirate Bay co-founder 'Anakata' suspected of hacking Danish police databases

Pirate Bay co-founder 'Anakata' suspected of hacking Danish police databases

June 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg a.k.a  'Anakata' is suspected of being involved in one of Denmark's biggest hack attacks. Gottfrid was arrested in Cambodia in September 2012 and has been extradited from Cambodia to Sweden last year, charged with hacking the IBM mainframe of Logica, a Swedish IT firm that provided tax services to the Swedish government, and the IBM mainframe of the Swedish Nordea bank. Now he is suspected in another hacking case, where he and a 20-year-old Danish hacker are suspected to have obtained access to, among other things Danish social security numbers as well as business numbers. Danish suspect was arrested on Wednesday. In January, police in Sweden told colleagues in Denmark about a Danish IP address they had found during an investigation into hacker attacks against a company handling sensitive information for the Swedish tax authority. Grave cases of hacking are punishable by up to six years in prison under
The Pirate Bay co-founder wants to stand in European elections

The Pirate Bay co-founder wants to stand in European elections

May 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
Peter Sunde ,   the former spokesman for The Pirate Bay has announced he will run in the European Parliament elections next year. Sunde, will participate for the Finnish branch of the Pirate Party. The Pirate Party was founded in Sweden in 2006, and in 2009 Christian Engström was the first member of the Pirate Party elected to European Parliament. Sunde, along with partners Carl Lundström, Frederik Neij , and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg , were convicted of accessory to breaching copyright laws by a Swedish court in 2009. Peter Sunde, who was born in Sweden but holds Finnish citizenship, is facing a prison sentence for his involvement with BitTorrent doesn't seem to concern him very much. He has been fighting the sentence for a while and if he gets elected things might get very interesting indeed. Sunde describes himself as ' socialist, green and a pirate ' on his blog. " I am doing what I can to help solve the problems we have today, as well as the ones we
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