Phishing Scammer Victimizes ‘Just Eat’ Food Delivery Company, Gets Jail
A PC attacker after stealing customers' information recorded with over a hundred companies worldwide and then trading it with crooks for a price on grey region of the Web now faces imprisonment for years. The 25-year-old hacker named Grant West going by the handle Courvoisier, allegedly employed phishing program for attacking companies such as Uber, Apple, Ladbrokes and Sainsbury's. West sent out numerous phishing e-mails for pulling out client databases from different firms.
He used 26-yr-old Rachael Brookes, his girlfriend's laptop for seizing information belonging to 165,000 consumers of "Just Eat" a delivery giant of fast food via distributing phishing e-mails that promised a reward of ten pounds for filling out one fake survey e.
West presented one bikini valuing 40 pounds to his lover because she helped him with the scams. For himself, he bought one sports car while blew an enormous amount of pounds at Las Vegas, womanizing and gambling.
West targeted Just Eat the food delivery company servicing online during July-December 2015, leveraging one scam wherein clients got fake electronic mail promising certain voucher if they answered queries regarding the service. Bbc.com posted this, May 2, 2018.
According to cops, West reaped 180,000-and-more pounds out of the scam. He converted that money into Bitcoins that he then saved within multiple accounts. West's phishing scam with Just Eat had the company lose over 200,000 pounds; however, it as well enabled London Metropolitan Police's specialist detectives get first lead of theirs.
Although West made desperate efforts for concealing his digital traces, cops tracked the laptop he used, through several IP addresses. When detectives were gradually cornering West they felt it crucial to catch him red-handed while he tapped the keyboard.
Detectives conducted a 2-year investigation and got clues of West carrying out online assaults against the websites belonging to seventeen major companies, notably AO.com, Groupon, Nectar and Sainsbury's.
West's girlfriend has been sentenced to work for community spanning 2 years, while undergo a curfew every night between 10pm and 6am over the coming 3 months.
People saw hacker West getting arrested on a CCTV in a train. The culprit will be formally sentenced May 25.
» SPAMfighter News - 5/10/2018
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