Elliot Gunton is a British teenager hacker who used to provide hacking and money laundering services and also used his cyber skills in compromising personal data and selling them online. He exploited the data of his victims to make considerable profits.
Norfolk Police described his measures in concealing his criminal activities by “complex and sophisticated”. However, he left behind some conversation fragments where he discussed some of his activities with some friends.
Gunton tweeted last May: “Having lots of money is cool… but having lots of money without people knowing is cooler”.
Gunton was traced and £275,000 worth of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, under his control has been seized.
Gunton was also given a 3 years and 6 months community order, which restricts his internet and software use.