Explore the latest news and trends  

Sign up for our weekly security newsletter


Be the first to receive important updates on security





Send

This is the First Time Police Managed to Seize Bitcoins from Crook Hacker

 

Concede West was behind the assaults on over 100 organizations around the world, getting the financial information of numerous people by phishing scams, and then they were put on sale on dark web before reverting the gain into bitcoins.

 

West attacked 17 noteworthy agencies' website that includes Coral Betting, Sainsbury's, Nectar, Vitality, Asda, the British Cardiovascular Society,T Mobile, M R Porter, Argos, Groupon, AO.com, Ladbrokes,Mighty Deals Limited, The Finnish Bitcoin trade, RS Feva Class Association 2017, Uber and Truly Experiences Ltd.

 

26 years-old GrantWest was punished forten years and 8 months in jail in London on Friday. 2½ year-old plan of West was to phish an extensive set of targets, sensitive information stealing and latersell the data on markets of dark web. Over 47,000 such stolen information sales were used in court against him.

 

West was allegedly captured while travelling in top-class train compartment, right since he was getting into the dark web. The capture brought his 2½ years running phishing plans to an end. The hacker additionally utilized all stolen email addresses to gather more personal information. By acting like Just Eat presentingcustomers rewards, West convinced the victims to do a survey that contain everything required to do online purchase under their name as uploaded on cryptoglobe.com 28/05/2018.

 

Chief of the Met's Organized Crime Command stated Mick Gallagher, "This time is the first case when we managed to grab a cryptocurrency and we are resolute to stay one stage ahead of digital offenders who think there will be an exemption for them."

 

West was described as "a one-man cybercrime wave" by the sentencing judge. West confessed that he conspires to defraud, modifying computer materials illegally and money evasion.

 

Metropolitan police of London found proof of cyberattacks on 17 noteworthy agencies- The British Cardiovascular Society, Sainsbury's, The Finnish bitcoin trade and Asda. A memory card was recovered by officers containing around 78 million peoples' usernames and passwords.

 

The hacker confessed to different charges, including having criminal property, unapproved computer material modification, conspiring to defraud, and tax avoidance. Anna Mackenzie, supporting, argued West experiences low self-confidence, nervousness and depression.

» SPAMfighter News - 04-06-2018

3 simple steps to update drivers on your Windows PCSlow PC? Optimize your Slow PC with SLOW-PCfighter!Email Cluttered with Spam? Free Spam Filter!

Dear Reader

We are happy to see you are reading our IT Security News.

We do believe, that the foundation for a good work environment starts with fast, secure and high performing computers. If you agree, then you should take a look at our Business Solutions to Spam Filter & Antivirus for even the latest version of Exchange Servers - your colleagues will appreciate it!

Go back to previous page
Next