The Pirate Bay’s Founder Is Now Accused of HackingAdded: Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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One of The Pirate Bay’s co-founders Fredrik Neij stays in Swedish prison after being caught in Thailand in November 2014. Meanwhile, the suggestions are that Neij could also be accused of hacking and face other charges.
As you know, all of the former operators of the most popular BitTorrent tracker in the world have been captured by police and served jail sentences determined by Swedish law authorities.
Now Fredrik Neij faces prison as the co-founder and operator of the tracker right from the very early days of the website. Apparently, after Neij had realized that he faces a 10-month jail sentence in his home country, he fled to Laos and lived there until recently, traveling into bordering Thailand until the immigration police caught him when crossing the border in North-East Thailand.
In the meantime, it seemed that the US movie studios had to hire a law firm to track down Fredrik. As a result, they found out that he owns a house on the island of Phuket and a bank account with about $150,000. The rumors are that the movie studios were in contact with both Swedish and Thai authorities providing additional assistance.
It is known that the entertainment industry had a long-standing belief that Fredrik Neij was still associated with operating of The Pirate Bay, and three years ago the MPAA obtained an injunction that banned him from being involved with the website. Apparently, they still believe Neij is running the tracker and that he could be on the hook for other offenses as well: the leaked email read that Fredrik may also face new charges for his continuing role in the operation of The Pirate Bay and additional charges for computer hacking.
Media reports confirmed that a couple of laptops were seized from the TPB founder at the time of his arrest and the MPAA hopes that it may provide additional evidence against him and others in the ongoing investigation.
At he moment, Fredrik Neij is serving his TPB-related sentence in Sweden, being the 3rd key tracker’s operational figure to be jailed: Gottfrid Svartholm was the first behind the bars, after authorities in Cambodia handed him over to Swedish police a few years ago. By the way, Gottfrid is currently in jail in Denmark for an unrelated hacking case. Then a special police unit caught Peter Sunde on a farm in Sweden. He is now a free man.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
|When I hear mpaa is hounding these fine freedom fighters it fills me with the urge to defecate. Also, I will not purchase tickets for their movies.|
|posted by (2015-01-07 22:40:54)|
|The bounties on these guys' heads are all more than the one that was on Bin Laden's. Has to tell you something right there.|
|He does not appear to look like a career criminal?|
|posted by (2015-01-08 21:33:26)|
|it's a quiet hacking because nothing affected in usa and no national news articles to read about it just on torrent world users...|
|posted by (2015-01-09 20:08:14)|
|Im proud that Im a swede. I pray for the gays.|
|It sounds like the cops giving speeding tickets out. At the Indy 500!||
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