The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg a.k.a 'Anakata' is suspected of being involved in one of Denmark's biggest hack attacks.
Gottfrid was arrested in Cambodia in September 2012 and has been extradited from Cambodia to Sweden last year, charged with hacking the IBM mainframe of Logica, a Swedish IT firm that provided tax services to the Swedish government, and the IBM mainframe of the Swedish Nordea bank.
Now he is suspected in another hacking case, where he and a 20-year-old Danish hacker are suspected to have obtained access to, among other things Danish social security numbers as well as business numbers. Danish suspect was arrested on Wednesday.
In January, police in Sweden told colleagues in Denmark about a Danish IP address they had found during an investigation into hacker attacks against a company handling sensitive information for the Swedish tax authority. Grave cases of hacking are punishable by up to six years in prison under Danish law.
The hackers have also allegedly accessed the Schengen Information System, used by border guards, the police, customs, visa and judicial authorities throughout the Schengen Area and information on wanted persons contained in it.
Justice Minister Morten Boedskov said said that “this is a very serious hacking attack on Danish police registers,” but there was no immediate evidence the data had been used.
The National Police have asked the Police Intelligence Service of the National Security Authority and IT security authority for the police to conduct further investigations into the matter.
The Pirate Bay is one of the world's biggest free file-sharing websites, offering millions of users a forum for downloading music, movies and computer games.
Next week the court is expected to deliver its verdict in Gottfrid’s Swedish trial, and around the same time the authorities will announce their response to the extradition request. Gottfrid, meanwhile, remains in custody as he’s still considered a flight risk. He is kept in solitary confinement upon request from the Danish authorities.