Cybercrook hands cops £923k in Bitcoin made from selling phished deets on the dark web

Cybercrook hands cops £923k in Bitcoin made from selling phished deets on the dark web

27-year-old also shipped weed, flogged 'how-to' fraud guides


A hacker from Kent has handed over almost a million quid in Bitcoin following a lengthy police investigation.


Grant West, 27, of Ashcroft Caravan Park, Sheerness, made most of the money through phishing scams targeting companies and individuals around the world since 2015. He sold financial details on and stashed the resulting Bitcoin in a variety of accounts and wallets.


West used the pseudonym Courvoisier and scammed more than 100 companies. The Bitcoin will be sold and the proceeds returned to victims, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said in a statement.


West was jailed on 25 May for 10 years and eight months, having been arrested and charged in September 2017. The confiscation order for £922,978.14 was granted today and w ..