An alleged hacker who stole millions of classified tax documents from crisis-hit Latvia is being widely hailed as a modern-day Robin Hood.
The illegally-downloaded data about the finances of banks and public sector firms has been posted on-line. It has embarrassed officials whose high incomes have been exposed to the public in the midst of an economic downturn.
“They have no shame or dignity,” he says.
“In my opinion, someone should be highly paid only if their job is well done. But the situation we are in now proves that those supposed to work professionally and perfectly are not doing that.”
While Latvians suffer in hard economic times the alleged hacker, said to be based in the UK, was apparently eager to expose unfair pay differences.
A police inquiry into the security breach is now underway.