Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

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Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by Myxt » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:59 pm

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2051367/ ... kdown.html
U.S. drug enforcement officials removed a long-standing thorn in their side Wednesday, as the FBI seized the notorious Silk Road trading site and filed charges against Ross William Ulbricht.

The Silk Road functioned as a sort of Ebay for drugs and other oft-illegal merchandise, serving as an anonymous marketplace connecting buyers with sellers, complete with an escrow system to reduce transactional risk.
Whenever I see these busts, I can't help thinking that civilian security warriors provided useful evidence along the way.

EDIT 2013/10/03 21:02 UTC: More details
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/2/47955 ... -behind-it

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by Guest » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:02 pm

Whenever I see these busts, I can't help thinking that civilian security warriors provided useful evidence along the way.
I fully agree and I hear through "the grapevine" that more bust are coming :)

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by Myxt » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:04 pm

Update: detail link added to OP.

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by c۞g » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:23 am

Yep, it's been seized:

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https://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion.to/

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by Myxt » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:12 am

<quote user="c۞g">Yep, it's been seized:

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[the web site address]
[/quote]In case anyone did not read it, they are currently monitoring that site to see who visits.


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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by Guest » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:51 am

@Myxt =

I found the article about Tor quite fascinating
In my opinion we are creatures of habit, and routines make us very predictable, even for Tor

[cite]Literally, people's lives get saved because of Tor. But there are so many different ducks that need to be lined up for you to be completely bombproof. That's why people go to jail."[/cite]
Steve Santorelli, a former Scotland Yard detective

I never heard of that expression before, but a good one
htxxxtp://www.wisegeek.org/where-did-the-term-get ... -come-from.[ too many pop ups ]

I imagine that the service provider ............ provided :)
Silk Road was trafficking in drugs, guns, hacking software, child pornography, and even murder-for-hire
A nasty site :/

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by c۞g » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:14 am

<quote user="myxt">
In case anyone did not read it, they are currently monitoring that site to see who visits.
[/quote]
As is the case with all seized domains
Though the Fed's would be more interested in those who visit the .onion domain via Tor.

hXXp://onion.to/ is an open (non-anonymous) gateway: Tor2Web
example:

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https://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion.to/fedpapers/federa00.htm

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by Site-rater » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:26 pm

Good evidence for the need for WOT to support .onion domains.

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by c۞g » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:41 pm

<quote user="bfeely">
Good evidence for the need for WOT to support .onion domains.
[/quote]
It's not possible without the user having Tor installed, in which case all the requests go through Tor anyway.
&#8212; Sami

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RE: Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

Post by Guest » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:59 pm

<quote user="bfeely">
Good evidence for the need for WOT to support .onion domains.
[/quote]

I personally do not trust a site by proxy and I would rate in a negative such site, nor do I trust anyone who promotes criminal activities by using a proxy That is my opinion and I feel that most of the people, who use WOT feel that way

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Don't you know it's gonna be all right[/cite]

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