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Hacker got details of 165,000 people from sites including Uber and Groupon

Grant West pleaded guilty to hacking the companies (Picture: PA)

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.

No financial information was obtained, but the fraud is believed to have cost the firm more than £200,000.

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Appearing at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, West pleaded guilty to an offence of… Read the full story