silk road

 
  • Court Docs Reveal Reputed Silk Road Founder’s Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plot

    Court Docs Reveal Reputed Silk Road Founder’s Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plot

    For two and a half years, Silk Road was the Deep Web’s worst-kept secret. The underground site was infamous for drug trafficking, gun running and murder for hire – a veritable rogues gallery for underground dealers. Since launching in 2011, the site generated over $1.2 billion in revenue and $79.8 million in commissions. It was one of the not-so-secret successes of the underground web. Read More

  • Bitcoin Falls 15% Following FBI’s Silk Road Seizure

    Bitcoin Falls 15% Following FBI’s Silk Road Seizure

    Bitcoin is taking it on the chin following the FBI seizure of Silk Road, a popular – and partially hidden – marketplace for drugs and other items generally outside the orbit of the law. As TechCrunch reported earlier today, about $1.2 billion in Bitcoin flowed through Silk Road, resulting in a nearly $80 million commission for the service. Bitcoin is responding as you would expect, as… Read More

  • FBI Seizes Deep Web Black Market Silk Road, Arrests Owner

    FBI Seizes Deep Web Black Market Silk Road, Arrests Owner

    The feds have caught up to the Silk Road. The underground website long known for drug trafficking was seized by the FBI who also arrested the owner on three criminal counts. New York State prosecutors charged Ross William Ulbricht with one count each of narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy, according to a court filing. Read More

  • Atlantis, The Flashy Silk Road Alternative, Shuts Down

    Atlantis, The Flashy Silk Road Alternative, Shuts Down

    Atlantis was supposed to be a "better" alternative to the popular, but hidden, Silk Road market. In short, it allowed the average user to buy and sell drugs, contraband, and whatever else using an encrypted web session and Bitcoin. Now it's sunk. Read More

  • The DEA Seized Bitcoins In A Silk Road Drug Raid

    The DEA Seized Bitcoins In A Silk Road Drug Raid

    In the underground world of the deep web there are few places as nefarious as Silk Road. The site, hidden on the Tor network has long been one of the primary venues for buying and selling contraband using Bitcoin. Now, it seems, the DEA has caught on. On June 23, the organization posted in their standard forfeiture announcements that it had seized 11.02 Bitcoins from a Silk Road user named Eric… Read More

  • SecPoint Will Allow You To Access The Secretive Silk Road Black Market From Any Browser

    SecPoint Will Allow You To Access The Secretive Silk Road Black Market From Any Browser

    Needs some pharmacologicals? Dirty deeds done dirt cheap? There's an app (or website) for that. For years, the Silk Road has been a source for black market dealings. Hidden on the Tor network, Silk Road is technically unreachable from the "normal" Internet without special secure software. Now, however, a few hackers who are attempting to remain nameless are working on a secure version of the… Read More