Pirate Bay co-founder named in probe into Logica, tax office hacks
Warg hauled back to Sweden for copyright cooler stint
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a co-founder of download haven The Pirate Bay, is back in Sweden - and now faces allegations of playing a role in an attack on the country's taxmen and IT consultancy biz Logica.
Warg was holed up in Cambodia when he was arrested on an international warrant obtained by Swedish officials and flown home after he failed to return to Sweden to start a one-year prison term. He was sentenced in April 2009 for being an accessory to breaching copyright laws.
It has now emerged, however, that Warg - who didn't appear at a September 2010 appeal hearing against his conviction due to apparent ill health - was also deported from Cambodia after being deemed a possible suspect in the hacking of websites in Sweden.
The Swedish prosecutor's office said in a statement (Swedish) on its website today that Warg was under preliminary investigation for his alleged involvement in the hacking of Logica and the country's tax board.
The TPB man was cuffed on 30 August in Cambodia and then returned to Sweden, prosecutors said. He will be held in custody until 14 September. ®
Re: Why didn't he do an Assange?
"He could have made out that [...rambling bollocks...] stay at "Hotel some random dictatorship embassy""
Please allow me to inform you that Ecuador is in fact a democratic presidential republic, same as e.g., the US and most other New World countries.
Their government may not always bow to the wishes of the US and every European government, but that does not make them any less legitimate, especially in the eyes of their own people.
"Pirate Bay co-founder fingered as taxman, Logica hacks suspect"
I think there is something wrong here.
The article raises the suspicion of the Pirate Bay co-founder as being a hacker, not a taxman.
There is no mention of Logica perpetrating any kind of hacking as far as I can see.
Why didn't he do an Assange?
He could have made out that if he was sent back to Sweden he would extradited to the US to be gang raped by the MPAA and RIAA and took a stay at "Hotel some random dictatorship embassy".