Things have gone from bad to worse for The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, after a Danish court found him guilty of hacking, unauthorised downloading and uploading secret information - like police records and social security numbers - from the mainframe computer of CSC (Computer Science Corporation).
The Pirate Bay is arguably the most infamous torrent website.
Warg, born in Sweden and known as "Anakata" in online communities, had set up a internet hosting company named PRQ in early 2004. He was also actively involved as the administrator and developer of popular torrent site The Pirate Bay, launched in 2003.
In 2008, Swedish police raided PRQ's office and seized documents and hard drives from the company on the basis of corporate media industries' complaints. Warg and two other co-founders were found guilty and put on trial.
Once they were proven guilty, Warg fled from the country and travelled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His friends claimed that he had medical problems, telling several other Torrent sites that Warg is unwell and is struggling with severe drug addiction in Cambodia.
In August 2012, Swedish government paid around 59 million USD to Cambodia to "promote democracy", and later Cambodia agreed to repatriate Warg.
Warg was then put behind bars and faced a few house arrests as well. During the time, Warg faced another complaint for breaking Logica, a computer systems service firm, liable to work in Sweden's tax office. He was found guilty for that and served one year in prison.
Now in Denmark, Warg has again been found guilty of hacking charges. This time, he will face a sentence period of three-and-a-half years.
"One man, a 30-year-old Swedish citizen, was sentenced to imprisonment for 3 years and 6 months and expelled from Denmark forever. He had been found guilty of hacking and gross damage arising there from during the period from 13 February 2012 to the end of August 2012," the Danish court's official site explained the case in an official press release.
"The latter held at the sentencing of 3½ years for the 30 -year-old among other important that hacking attack was systematic and intensive and had a long temporal extent. It also stressed that there was downloaded significant amounts of highly sensitive personal information. There had been two votes to determine the penalty to imprisonment for 4 years , 5 votes to determine the penalty to imprisonment for 3½ years , and five votes to determine the penalty to imprisonment for 3 years," it added.