Grant West, aka ‘Courvoisier,’ is a hacker that was arrested by the police on September 2017 as
The man was charged with multiple hacking and drug-related crimes.
In December he pleaded guilty and earlier this year, a UK court sentenced West to 10 years and eight months in prison.
“West was responsible for attacks on more than 100 companies worldwide. He predominately used ‘phishing’ email scams to obtain the financial data of tens of thousands of customers. West would then sell this personal data in different market places on the dark web.” reads a statement from Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
“He would then convert the profit made from selling financial details online into
When the man was arrested the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) raided his home and seized an SD card containing approximately 78 million individual usernames and passwords as well as 63,000 credit and debit card details.
The police also seized around £1.6 million in
Authorities also seized a laptop of the West’s girlfriend that was containing personal financial information of more than 100,000 people.
West has been accused to have conducted phishing scams on the websites of 17 major companies including Uber, Sainsbury’s, Nectar, Groupon, T Mobile, AO.com, Argos, the Finnish Bitcoin exchange, the British Cardiovascular Society, Truly Experiences Ltd, and M R Porter.
West was also very active in the sale of cannabis on the dark web.
Now the Southwark Crown Court judge ordered him to pay back more than $1.1 million (over £922,000) using Bitcoins and other
The funds were confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act, in case West refused the confiscation order, he would serve a further four years in jail.
“The confiscation of the
“The MPS is committed to ensuring that individuals who are committing
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