The Pirate Bay Founder Found Guilty in HackingAdded: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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Gottfrid Svartholm, one of the Swedish TPB founders, has recently been found guilty of hacking crimes. Svartholm and his 21-year-old accomplice were found by the Danish court to have been involved in obtaining illegal access to the systems operated by IT company CSC. This is considered as the biggest hacking case ever conducted in Denmark.
Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested in Cambodia apartment two years ago, but only now went on trial in Denmark. He and his 21-year-old co-defendant stood accused of hacking computer mainframes operated by American IT giant CSC. Their case turned into the largest of its kind ever in the country.
The prosecution in the case alleged that Gottfrid and his accomplice had launched hacker attacks against CSC in early 2012 and maintained access to its systems for several months. In response, the defense claimed that it was a case of mistaken identity. In other words, they tried to argue that someone else had carried out the crimes by remotely accessing Gottfrid’s machine.
However, the evidence was found by the prosecution that showed discussion between hackers named “Advanced Persistent Terrorist Threat” and “My Evil Twin” (who allegedly were the defendants) on the topic of the security and setup of CSC’s databases and systems.
Gottfrid Svartholm was claiming from the very beginning that his PC, from where the attacks had taken place, had been compromised. Respected security expert Jacob Appelbaum supported this side, providing evidence for the defense not only in this case, but also in Gottfrid’s Swedish trial. Gottfrid’s lawyer announced that her client should be found not guilty after it had been proven that third parties had carried out the crimes.
But the Danish court has made another decision. Both Gottfrid and his accomplice were found guilty of hacking-related offenses concerning CSC. The court found that the confidential data, including police drivers’ license records, social security information and even criminal records, have been illegally accessed by the defendants in 2012. All 3 judges and 4 of 6 jurors returned guilty verdicts. The rest 2 jurors voted to acquit after finding out that the remote access defense could not be ruled out.
After being extradited from Sweden, Svartholm has spent almost a year in Danish jail, while his accomplice has spent there 17 months.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
|posted by (2014-11-12 00:21:39)|
|WT* This is so stupid, leave him alone! Lets be real, we are on ET in the first place so I don't want to hear any of you ppl put me down for what I have to say here. None of you are innocent or you wouldn't be here, hell you wouldn't have even SEARCHED for a site/service like ET in the first place, I mean the majority of us came here after Napster got shut down, then Limewire.. But what does that say to the stupid MPAA or the rest of the anti-free industry / anti-freedom d bags? For every "pirate" you take "out" (out- fine? some jailtime? u can't kill them, they didn't actually HURT anyone) THERE ARE 100 MILLION more in every part of every Country x20 ready - excuse me, LONG PREPARED & now ready to launch the NEXT Warez, Napster, Bearshare, Morpheus, Kazaa, Limewire Ares, Frostwire & Bittorrent/μTorrent® . You guys noticed how uTorrent is now officially titled μTorrent® ? That pretty little (R) at the end of their name? Makes them a little more official, business like & REAL. My point is, they can NOT take US DOWN without TRULY taking DOWN the whole f****** INTERNET! & I mean EVERY PART OF IT! Not just the cute little "Google.com is the whole web" club. PLEEEEEEASE! Google? REALLY? Search engines? I don't even consider that INTERNET, I consider that just part of a basic PC! My idea of the Internet, HAHA, many wouldn't even understand, but those here who would & I KNOW there are many of you GENIUSES here who I have only the utmost true RESPECT for, KNOW it's way DEEPER & MORE COMPLEX than these corny Logo's for Google, Gmail, YAHOOOOOOOO, Bing, ANCIENT News articles on the left side of the ET Page calling themselves"LATEST ARTICLES" LMAO! The BIGGEST BitTorrent System?? ARE U KIDDING ME? Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE ET & IT'S MY #1 ALL THE WAY, the only site I have bookmarked on every possible place to bookmark a site, including the center of my desktop lol, but when I really need to find something difficult to find, it's 98% of the time NOT ET that I end up finding it on! That's why I'm commenting for oneo f he first times ever here, TPB is 1 of the best for finding EVERYTHING & TPB as well as KAT & ISO seem to give me the MOST SEEDERS for every D/L I search! I also used to use Frostwire after Limewire got cut, I liked it because like Lime you didn't NEED to use these sites like ET to find your torrent, you just searched via their search bar & it brought up 95% accurate options of files for what you searched for whether music, video, images, software etc. & as long as you weren't stupid & knew a little bit about computers you didn't end up downloading a virus or the wrong thing. Frostwire still works but after trying μTorrent® I uninstalled Frost because μTorrent® is SO MUCH LITER & CLEANER & I just feel healthier knowing my PC is healthier using μTorrent®. Frostwire reminded me of Kazaa with all those different fake version like Kazaa Gold, Kazaa plus, Platinum, Super, Kazaa this version sends you money in the mail in a pickle jar etc... Now frostwire was very clean IF YOU KNEW HOW TO INSTALL IT RIGHT! CUSTOM CUSTOM CUSTOM, but 97% of comp. users just hit "NEXT NEXT NEXT FINISH" installing 6 tool bars of CRAP & a bunch of bloatware spyware adware etc with it. I just use duckduckgo to search privately for my torrents now & then D/L via μTorrent® much cleaner, liter & FASTER! After setting up a VPN since this recent security upgrade I've somehow TRIPLED MY DOWNLOAD SPEEDS!!! & NEVER have slow connections or low seed counts on a high seed # D/L! I hope the TPB guy is okay & things work out for him! It's not HIM personally who derves chaos & you know the truth right? THE INTERNET WAS MADE FOR HACKING, THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OFIT, BESIDES TAKING YOUR $$$! TEHRE ARE 2 TYPES ON INTERNET USERS, HACKERS & SPENDERS! haha We will ALWAYS find a new way, they need to stop wasting their time & find something new, unrelated & better to do (MPAA). What a bunch of damn hypocrites, I BET THE PC HARD DRIVES (probably ALL in TB's by now NOT GB's) belonging to the CHILDREN of ALL THE MPAA & Digital music officials' have μTorrent® installed on them (HELL THEY PROBABLY EVEN PAID THE $35 FOR THE PLUS VERSION LIKE IDIOTS) & MILLIONS of pirated files resulting in copyright violations on them! They're probably rocking out to Justin Beaver (lol j/k on the spelling, he's a goon tho) & the Jonas Sisters RIGHT NOW! When Daddy finds walks in (Daddy works for MPAA) & sees μTorrent® running & Mp3's playing, or better yet GAY porn playing & a DVD ejecting from his DVD Burner on his PC which he's about to write on in marker (Love you Chris) - he downloaded this porn from μTorrent® - Dad will have a corinary but ONE DAY be thankful because that porn would have been on Daddy's credit card others wise for $40, now it's free - plus no pregnant girlfriend! LONG LIVE μTorrent® & ALL TORRENTS including ET as our best friend! Sorry about this bad news or my crazy sense of humor, but this sh*t is ridiculous, it's p2p gtfover it! SHARING IS CARING! Would they rather us start a war between the borders & change our motto to "DYING IS TRYING"? ughhhh anyway, off to do my nightly routine of TV Series D/L updates & Movies/Music plus 5 days of seeding on all news files. Have a great night all my fellow ET buds! Be safe, smart & check out hide.me - does anybody think this VPN is really worth it? I do, I have it, do you think I should've even bothered or should I get rid of it? Good night all!|
|Did you breathe whilst writing that?|
|The american government can suck my seedbox. Right where the tingly bits are.|
|posted by (2014-11-12 02:49:12)|
|I've heard of ranting, but that's just ridiculous! I mean SERIOUSLY ... 3 PAGES worth?? (I had to page down twice to find the end of his rant)|
|posted by (2014-11-12 02:56:05)|
|A good rule of thumb for EVERYBODY to follow ... no comment should ever exceed the length of the originating article! (usually 1/2 that length is more than enough.)|
|posted by (2014-11-12 03:02:33)|
|could definitely use an editor but made some good points|
|Serves him right, thepiratebay become annoying each time whenever I want to download movies that I cant find on ET, ads popping like dog poo, even I got spam emails from TPB beside hacking it, the site is getting worse.|
|posted by (2014-11-12 08:51:08)|
|I think the CSC should recognize the talent that they prosecuting and gain from it. Offer employment as an "Ethical Hacker" to both of them, let them trade in their "black hats" for white ones. Everyone gains this way, and they might jointly find the third party claimed to be involved, give whoever may have hacked the hackers PC a "White Hat" also.-- And Crash1, think before commenting. If you don't like to read, get a picture book. Your comment made me smile _Greg, thanks!|
|Svartholm is a target because he is an innovator, a modern online viking!|
|I'm gonna lay a huge rant down...or take a nap...zzzzzzzzz|
|Welcome to the internet _Greg:) Now think of it this way, each server is a country, besides people that share like a BB, how stupid can someone be to telling all the sites they go to, anyone part of the anti-share or anti-hacker here? You just shut those sites down by mentioning them, now your information is given and free, but when you start a war with a server and illegally gain access without telling the border security, people put bombs in planes or near daycares. Hey a cop is just doing his job prick or not, now do you think they should be attacked in their homes? Wars have started for less with less effort on both countries part. WW1 & WW2 were started because one guy wanted all the scientific knowledge that our civilization built up for 150 years and turned it into tanks, planes and bombs. Is attacking a server any different? Here how bout this, Lockheed Martin got hacked 3 years ago. DO you know what they make? The make stealth fighters, condors, bomb casings and basically design all the aerodynamics of our time starting with the SR-71 Black bird were they started their company. Entertainment should be free not people's lives. Hack the planet right? Where would we be without any governments nomad?> Food for thought........|
|posted by (2014-11-13 16:44:50)|
|I like both ET and TPB because I am able to find a torrent on other,If one do not have it.|
|posted by (2014-11-13 21:44:48)|
|They are not innocent to admit they were used remotely and mixed up in a blind alley where they spent months in jail. a serious conclusion is one case where remotely also an Oscar prize for his boldness to be a good hacker.|
|The Pirate Bay Founder Found Guilty in Hacking? That's SAD.....|
|amen brother ;> ......||
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