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Gottfried Warg, a co-founder of Pirate Bay, faces new charges

Warg, co-founder of Pirate Bay, supposedly arrested in conjunction with alleged hackings at Logica

By Trace Hagan from Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:28 CDT

When Gottfried Svartholm Warg was arrested two weeks ago, it didn't really come as a surprise to anyone. But, as the time goes on, the plot thickens. Originally, it was thought that the arrest in Cambodia was due to his conviction of copyright charges. Now, sources are reporting that his arrest is in conjunction with an alleged hacking of Logica.


Logica provides IT services to Sweden's tax offices. It seems as though the Logica servers were infiltrated several times between 2010 and 2012. The result of this is that there appears to be a compromise of tax records stored on said servers. Why would Warg want to do something like this?

After all, his copyright charges weren't that big of a deal, but he if is responsible for these hackings, they are a big deal. It's not clear why someone already in legal trouble would want to bring more upon himself. Furthermore, the question must be asked: what did he want with those tax records?


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