Dark Web Vendor Courvoisier Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

News broke overnight that Courvoisier (real name Grant West), a notorious dark web vendor has been sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison by a UK court for selling drugs and stolen PII on the now-defunct Alpha Bay marketplace. Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline commented below.

Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline: 

“With the arrest of Courvoisier, we can now see the extent of his operation. 7 million usernames and passwords, 63,000 credit cards, and $2.5 million USD in Bitcoin, of which $2,000,000 still remains unaccounted for. He forged phishing emails from major brands in order to steal the personal data. This marks 3 recent successes for law enforcement in fighting cybercriminals. One of the Carbanak banking group leaders was arrested in Spain in March, and the founder of the Counter Anti-Virus service Scan4you was also recently arrested. Interestingly, Bitcoin was a common payment method in all arrests; Apparently crime does pay, but in cryptocurrencies.”

Experts Comments

Stay Tuned! Our Information Security Experts Community is responding .....

What do you think of the topic? Do you agree with expert(s) or share your expert opinion below.
Be part of our growing Information Security Expert Community (1000+), please register here.