“A cyber criminal has admitted running a product-testing service for hackers following a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and cyber security firm Trend Micro.
Goncalo Esteves, 24, of Cape Close, Colchester, Essex, ran the website reFUD.me, which allowed offenders to test, for a fee, whether their malicious cyber tools could beat anti-virus scanners.” reads the announcement published by the NCA.
“Under the pseudonym KillaMuvz, he also sold custom-made malware-disguising products and offered technical support to users.
He pleaded guilty to two computer misuse offences and a count of money laundering at Blackfriars Crown Court.”
Esteves advertised his service on the hackforums.net website, a well-known crime messageboard.
“A free service that offers fast and reliable file scanning to ensure that your files remain fully undetectable to anti-malware software.” reads the ad.
The NCA reported that Esteves made £32,000 from more than 800 Paypal transactions between 2011 and 2015.
There are no other information about the transactions made in Bitcoins and using Amazon vouchers.