Silk Road

Silk Road

Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps. Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role in running a huge dark web drug marketplace.
Joseph Cox
4.12.19
Drugs

How It Feels to Discover Your Son Was the Secret Founder of Silk Road

Ross Ulbricht is serving a life sentence for creating the world's first online drug marketplace. We spoke to his mom Lyn about their journey.
Samantha Elliott
3.25.19
Opioids

More Canadians Are Facing Jail in the US for Dealing Fentanyl on the Dark Web

A Calgary man faces at least ten years in prison for shipping fentanyl and other drugs across the border disguised as kids’ toys and Pez-like candy.
Rachel Browne
2.25.19
dark web

Alleged Dark Web Kingpin Doxed Himself With His Personal Hotmail Address

Feds say alleged AlphaBay operator Alexandre Cazes welcomed users to the dark web drug market with a message that included the email address "Pimp_Alex_91@hotmail.com."
Joseph Cox
7.20.17
hackers

Ross Ulbricht Defense Fund Makes Juicy Target for Hackers

According to Free Ross, the hacker didn't manage to pinch any funds, though.
Joseph Cox
1.9.17
fruit

Melons Are Uzbekistan's Favorite Road Trip Snack

Across the Central Asian nation, melons are stacked high by the roadside in amber, mustard yellow, and bright green. The ideal food when driving in desert heat.
Eleanor Ross
1.9.17
Drugs

A Weekend with a Deep Web Drug Dealer

I watched firsthand how an online drug empire is run.
Jake Hanrahan
1.4.17
Drugs

Someone Accessed Silk Road Operator’s Account While Ross Ulbricht Was in Jail

Six weeks after Ross Ulbricht was arrested for running the Silk Road drug market, someone logged in as 'Dread Pirate Roberts.'
Jason Koebler
12.2.16
crime

New Details Suggest Rogue Government Agent Deleted Evidence in Silk Road Case

An unknown agent known only as ‘notwonderful’ appears to have been selling information about the Silk Road investigation back to the website’s operator.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Jeong
11.29.16
edibles

Meet the Retiree Who Sells Magic Mushroom Chocolates on the Darknet

“We only started selling on the Darknet markets to help supplement our pensions.”
Ian Jones
11.28.16
News

US Federal Prosecutor: You ‘Can’t Shut Down Bitcoin’

It's not going anywhere.
Jordan Pearson
11.2.16
Drugs

Cocaine Bust Shows How Close the Dark Web and Street Crime Really Are

A small drug bust in Lubbock County was like any other; except investigators found evidence the suspect had sourced his supplies from the dark web.
Joseph Cox
10.14.16
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