Silk Road 2.0

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Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds

While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.
Joseph Cox
5.30.19
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

Silk Road 2.0 Right-Hand Man Pleads Guilty

Brian Farrell was identified by Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute's attack on the Tor network.
Joseph Cox
3.22.16
Features

The Secret Life of a Silk Road 2.0 Mastermind

“At some point, you have to lie to someone. You have to deceive people.”
Joseph Cox
3.10.16
Sei

Why the CMU Tech Lab That Hacked Tor Is Government-Funded

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) should come as no shock; they're everywhere.
Joseph Cox
2.26.16
Hacking

Confirmed: Carnegie Mellon University Attacked Tor, Was Subpoenaed By Feds

A judge has ordered that no more details about the attack should be provided to the defense in an affected Silk Road 2.0 case.
Joseph Cox
2.24.16
FBI

Academics 'Livid,' 'Concerned' Over Allegations that CMU Helped FBI Attack Tor

Researchers say it will hurt further research on the dark web.
Joseph Cox
11.12.15
Drugs

Court Docs Show a University Helped FBI Bust Silk Road 2, Child Porn Suspects

A 'university-based research institute' was crucial to the busts of a Silk Road 2.0 staffer and suspected child abuser.
Joseph Cox
11.11.15
Internet

Dark Web Drug Markets Are Desperately Clinging to the Silk Road Brand

Perhaps it's time to let Silk Road die.
Joseph Cox
10.22.15
Narcomania

Drug Dealers and Users Just Got Swindled Out of $12 Million by the Internet's Biggest Illegal Marketplace

An expert we spoke to believes the fallout from the Evolution scam could result in multiple people being killed.
Max Daly
3.18.15
The Future According to VICE

The Future of Drugs According to VICE

Until the planet explodes, melts, or drowns, humans will want to get high.
Max Daly
1.13.15
Internet

Tracking Cirrus: Is This the Silk Road 2.0 Mole?

The second iteration of Silk Road came crashing down just as dramatically as the first, thanks to a mole in the site's inner circle.
Joseph Cox
12.12.14
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