Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

A newly revealed chat log shows it was not the creator of the Silk Road who first suggested enlisting the services of a hit man, but rather his top advisor and mentor.

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DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road

DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road

Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle.

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Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum

Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum

Over the last year, Reddit’s “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene.

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Ross Ulbricht Calls For New Trial, Alleging Feds Hacked Tor

Ross Ulbricht Calls For New Trial, Alleging Feds Hacked Tor

Before Ross Ulbricht has even been sentenced for his conviction last month of running the Silk Road’s massive online narcotics operation, his defense team has launched a motion to grant him another trial. And their request is based in part on fresh evidence that the federal government surveilled the Silk Road’s server in Iceland without […]

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DARPA Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

DARPA Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

A new search engine being developed by DARPA aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others track illegal activity. The project, dubbed Memex, has been in the works for a year and is being developed by 17 different contractor teams […]

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Darpa Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

Darpa Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

A new search engine being developed by Darpa aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others track illegal activity. The project, dubbed Memex, has been in the works for a year and is being developed by 17 different contractor teams […]

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Ross Ulbricht Didn’t Create Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts. This Guy Did

Ross Ulbricht Didn’t Create Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts. This Guy Did

As Ulbricht’s trial unfolded over the last month, one character appeared again and again in the chat logs prosecutors pulled from the laptop seized at the time of Ulbricht’s arrest: a character calling himself Variety Jones, and later, cimon.

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Ross Ulbricht Didn’t Create Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts. This Guy Did

Ross Ulbricht Didn’t Create Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts. This Guy Did

As Ulbricht’s trial unfolded over the last month, one character appeared again and again in the chat logs prosecutors pulled from the laptop seized at the time of Ulbricht’s arrest: a character calling himself Variety Jones, and later, cimon.

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The Silk Road Trial: WIRED’s Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage

The Silk Road Trial: WIRED’s Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage

After 13 short days of trial, Ross Ulbricht has been convicted of running the unprecedented, anonymous online black market known as the Silk Road. In terms of drama, those days included everything: a hidden drug empire, a secret journal, lofty ideals, friendship and betrayal, deception, threats of violence, and in the end, a highly coordinated […]

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Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Convicted of All 7 Charges

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Convicted of All 7 Charges

A jury has spoken, and the mask is off: Ross Ulbricht has been convicted of being the Dread Pirate Roberts, secret mastermind of the Silk Road online narcotics empire.

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