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Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been found guilty of hacking in Sweden and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Warg, 28, was found guilty of breaking into the Swedish arm of IT services firm Logica before publishing the personal data of thousands of people, as well as hacking into Nordea (Scandinavia’s biggest …


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  1. ThePlanMan

    Any details of the evidence used to prove it was his computer used? static ip address? logs?

    I would have thought that someone with as much knowhow as Warg would know how to hide the sources of this information.

    Was always curious about this case.

    1. 1Rafayal

      I guess it would also be good to know how well the jury was educated with regards to the technical nature of the case.

      Whilst the defence/prosecution will have plenty of technical witnesses to bring out before the jury, it would be rather confusing for them.

      Given that the only people with a real technical grasp of what is being said are the technical witnesses, this would have been a nightmare to be involved with...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "I guess it would also be good to know how well the jury was educated with regards to the technical nature of the case."

        "IT Educated" people are the last people you want on a jury, if you're being tried for IT related crimes. The problem is that lots of technical people come with preconceptions. Many IT people, in particular, think they know everything about IT and massively misjudge their own knowledge. You need to have jury members who are non-specialist in the area and good expert witnesses for both defence and prosecution. You certainly don't want IT people on the jury thinking "nah, that's bollocks because...."

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward


        As fas as I remember they do not use a jury in Sweden.

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      1. graeme leggett

        "prosecutors were able to decrypt it although I've no idea how they did that"

        Post-It note found on monitor?

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        2. Cliff

          Password reuse, they tried his theregister login details.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Finding Evidence ..

      > I would have thought that..Warg would know how to hide the sources of this information

      Actually he did but the prosecutors restored the evidence after the the computer was taken into custody...

      1. Jediben
        Big Brother

        Re: Finding Evidence ..

        Hmm... restored or "restored"?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    pertinent case details

    i guess we are expected to take off work and appear in the courtroom with a pen, pad, fedora and overcoat just to get some basic details? my ignorant opinion is that he either got lazy/high/subconsciencely wanted to get caught or the prosecution is lying/case is fabricated but it would be nice if these "news" stories would include this sort of critical info. guess i'm supposed to learn swedish too? i bet there's all kinds of juicy details in that win phone article but i won't click on that POS.

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    1. Cliff

      Re: As ye sow...

      Why the dollar $ign$?

      1. Khaptain Silver badge

        Re: As ye sow...

        Is it because he is a rich a$$hole ?

    2. M Gale

      Anonymous Sadistic Bell End

      Because hitting someone twice for the same thing is such a wonderful thing to do eh?

      You should work for government.

      1. wowfood

        Re: Anonymous Sadistic Bell End

        Maybe it's just because he doesn't know how to inuslt people? I mean he used a$$hole 3 times at least. What about some other insults? The twat? Git? Cunt? Fucker? Douchebag? retard? Rapscallion? Spaniards Codpiece?

        I wish people were more inventive with their insults.

        1. ZanzibarRastapopulous

          Re: Anonymous Sadistic Bell End

          What is it with the hatred of arseholes?

          Everyone has one, everyone needs one, you certainly suffer when your arsehole suffers.

          Spare a thought for the poor little hole.

          1. FrankAlphaXII

            Re: Anonymous Sadistic Bell End

            Maybe it has to do with libel/slander law from some standpoint or understanding of the law. "Your honor, I called him an A two-dollar hole with an additional dollar, I didn't dream of calling the gentlemen assholes"

            In the US anyway, you can call someone an asshole, fucker, or a dickhead no problem. You start running into trouble when you call someone a dumbass, fraud or fake. I have no clue why that guy/girl/AI-like-thing used dollar signs though.

            Trying to preserve one's self-image as one who doesn't swear on the web possibly? Faulty programming? Broken s key?

  4. Benson

    what a mug

    the fella's on thin ice anyway, what a mug a pushing it. someone should buy him a razor as well, thats one of the weakest beards ive ever seen. Thanks for all the hooky films though :)

  5. h3

    I think his sentences have been far more reasonable than would happen in less civilised parts of the world like the US.

    1. wowfood

      US will probably want him extradited from Denmark after they're done with him to face charges over copyright abuse.

      Broke into a bank and some other site and shared lots of details? 2 years! Ignored somebodies copyright? 20 YEARS IN GUANTANIMO!

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