Warg Given Two-Year Sentence

The co-founder of the Pirate Bay has been sentenced to two years in prison for hacking into a bank's computers.

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty in a Swedish court of the hack attacks and associated charges of fraud.

The attacks targeted the Nordea banking group and services firm Logica, with personal data relating to thousands of Swedes stolen and published online.

Mathias Gustafsson, Warg's accomplice in the attacks, was handed a suspended sentence and instructed to take part in psychiatric counselling.

The two men did not deny that computers they owned were used in the attacks, but claimed that other people used them remotely to break into the computer systems.

However, forensic experts who testified in the trial said data found on the computers used in the attacks showed that the pair were directly involved.

Lawyers for the men have not yet stated whether they intend to appeal.

Warg is already serving a one-year sentence following a 2009 conviction for internet piracy.

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