UK: Hacker known as “‘Courvoisier” pleads guilty to hacking details of 165,000 people from sites including T-Mobile, Uber, and Groupon

Ashitha Nagesh reports:

A cybercriminal has admitted hacking companies including Uber, Sainsbury’s and Groupon in order to sell users’ personal data on the dark web.

Grant West, 25, got hold of the details of 165,000 customers of the online takeaway service Just Eat over a five month period, between July and December 2015.


Appearing at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, West pleaded guilty to an offence of conspiracy to defraud Just Eat and its customers along with a string of other charges related to his dark web shop. A hacking charge states West launched ‘brute force’ attacks against 17 different websites using specialist software in a bid to obtain personal information.


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