Cyber criminal Goncalo Esteves sentenced after helping hackers test their products

A CYBER criminal who ran a product-testing service for hackers has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Goncalo Esteves, of Cape Close, Colchester, ran the website reFUD.me, which allowed offenders to test, for a fee, whether their malicious cyber tools could beat anti-virus scanners.

Under the pseudonym KillaMuvz, he also sold custom-made malware-disguising products and offered technical support to users.

Neighbours were stunned when his home was raided by officers in 2015.

Esteves, 24, was sentenced yesterday in relation to two computer misuse offences and a count of money laundering at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Esteves called his encryption tools Cryptex Reborn and Cryptex Lite.

Part of a family of cyber tools known as crypters, they could be used by hackers to improve their chances of dodging anti-virus.

He sold them for use in packages which varied in price according to

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