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Police Still Investigating Althingi ‘Spy Computer’

By Iceland Review

The police case remains open regarding who placed a computer inside the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, one year ago, allegedly for intelligence theft.


The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

According to Morgunbladid’s sources, the Althingi ‘spy computer’ is of the same make as a computer confiscated by the police in February last year in connection with the arrest of a 17-year-old boy.

The boy was suspected of having stolen data from the computer of a lawyer representing well-known individuals, such as businessman Karl Wernesson and footballer Eidur Smári Gudjohnsen, and selling them to a journalist at the tabloid newspaper DV.

According to Morgunbladid, the boy is now working for Wikileaks in London. He is said to have been uncooperative with the police, refusing to hand over a code necessary for unlocking the computer found at Althingi.

The DV journalist involved is said to be a suspect in this case. However, editor of DV Reynir Traustason dismissed all claims that DV has anything to do with the computer found at Althingi in an interview on RÚV radio station Rás 2 this morning.

MPs have criticized those in charge at Althingi for not having informed them of the computer when it was discovered and demand that the case be resolved.

Click here to read more about the so-called ‘spy computer’.

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