Dirty Tricks In Stockholm

Swedish elections are ordinarily staid affairs, but this year's political season has been jolted by charges of computer espionage. The Social [an error occurred while processing this directive] Democrats called in the police last week after declaring that the Liberal Party had hacked into their private computer network 78 times between January and March. The ruling SDP has accused Liberal Party campaigners of illegally obtaining its strategy secrets for the Sept. 17 general elections by accessing an Intranet reserved for SDP leadership.

Prime Minister and leader of the SDP Göran Persson said he was "shocked" by this "serious crime." It was,...

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