A prolific hacker who carried out cyber-attacks on more than 100 companies worldwide has been ordered to pay back £922,978.14 of cryptocurrency he had stashed away.
Grant West, 27 (15.02.92) of Ashcroft Caravan Park, Sheerness, Kent, was subject to a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, 23 August.
The confiscation of the cryptocurrency, which West did not contest, follows a lengthy police investigation, codename ‘Operation Draba’, into the criminal activities of West, who was operating on the Dark Web under the moniker of ‘Courvoisier’.
The cryptocurrency will now be sold, and the victims will receive compensation for the damage caused by the organised criminality committed by West.
Source - http://news.met.police.uk/news/more-than-900000-pounds-confiscated-from-from-cyber-hacker-379015