Pirate Bay’s Founder To Face Hacking Charges
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We follow on the story of Gottfrid Svartholm with recent news about his fate. At the moment, Pirate Bay’s founder is being detained, as authorities believe that he’s the prime suspect of a hack attack against a Swedish IT Company.
After being arrested in Cambodia, and not long after deported back to Sweden, Gottfrid was greeted by police authorities as soon as he touched the ground. Although many believed that his arrest was linked to the fact that he’s running The Pirate Bay, facts proved different.
On Friday, the Nacka District Court agreed with the prosecutor (Henry Olin) and ruled that Gottfrid should be detained for at least two weeks.
“This is a very comprehensive investigation into hacking that I as a prosecutor as well as other agencies take very seriously,” the prosecutor said.
“Arrest, with the possibility of imposing restrictions, is one of the tools that the legislature has given us in order to conduct these kinds of investigations in an effective manner. From that perspective I feel that it was a success for the District Court to uphold my claim for custody,” he continued.
Along with Gottfrid, two other Swedish citizens were previously questioned by police authorities, as they were suspected to also be involved in the attack. One of them was a member of Piratbyran – the group that started Pirate Bay in 2003.
Gottfrid denied all charges. Also, as we’ve mentioned before, he’s facing one year in jail for his ties with Pirate Bay, but it remains to be seen if he’s to serve that sentence.