Aug 26, 2019

Prolific Sheerness hacker ordered to pay back £922k

A hacker who carried out cyber attacks on more than 100 companies has been ordered to pay back £922,978. Grant West had been jailed for fraud after carrying out attacks on brands such as Sainsbury's, Uber and Argos. West, from Sheerness, Kent, used phishing email scams to obtain the financial data of tens of thousands of customers. Detectives had discovered evidence of West conducting cyber attacks on the websites of 17 major firms. West also regularly used stolen credit card details to pay for items for himself, including holidays, food, shopping and household goods.

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