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Siggi ‘the Hacker’ Handed Two-Year Sentence

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Siggi ‘the Hacker’ Handed Two-Year Sentence

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Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, or Siggi ‘the hacker,’ was sentenced to two years in prison in Reykjavík District Court today for embezzlement. He is also to repay WikiLeaks ISK 7 million (USD 56,000, EUR 45,000) and cover all legal costs.

The verdict reveals that while working as a volunteer for WikiLeaks on February 27, 2011, Siggi emailed the director of online store Spreadshirt in the name of Julian Assange, Wikileaks’ editor-in-chief, stating that he had the authority to accept and handle money obtained for the sale of products on Spreadshirt, requesting transactions to his account, mbl.is reports.

More than 20 transactions were made to Siggi’s account, following the sale of products from the webstore, worth ISK 7 million in total, or ISK 20 million at today’s exchange rate.

Siggi also provided the FBI with insider information about Wikileaks.

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