The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg. Photo: TT

Pirate Bay co-founder guilty in Danish hacking case

The co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, was convicted by a Danish court Thursday for hacking.

Danish IT company CSC, who is in charge of, among other things, police records in Danmark, was hit by hackers that the prosecution says were Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant 'JLT'.

Svartholm Warg has been in police custody since last November and faces up to 6 years in prison, Swedish Radio's youth channel reports.

Svartholm Warg denies the crimes saying his computer was used remotely by others to breach the servers of CSC.

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