Two suspected in Danish police data hacking

Jun 06, 2013, 8:35 AM EDT
A photo taken on February 16, 2009 shows a co-founder of The Pirate Bay filesharing website, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 27, in Stockholm.
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Officials say the Swedish founder of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is suspected along with a Dane of hacking into a company handling sensitive information for the Danish police.

Police in Denmark announced the investigation Thursday, and a source close to the investigation told The Associated Press that one of the suspects was Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who was arrested in Cambodia last year and repatriated to Sweden where he is in custody, suspected in a similar case. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to speak on the record.

The Danish suspect was arrested Wednesday.

National police chief Jens Henrik Hoejbjerg said the hackers copied some 4 million pieces of data but there was no immediate evidence it had been used.

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