Silk Road is no more, „Dread Pirate Roberts“ arrested

Das FBI hat den Drogenmarktplatz Silk Road im Dark Web dichtgemacht und den Betreiber verhaftet. Vor ein paar Tagen erst hatte der Silk Road-Wettbewerber Atlantis von selbst die Pforten dichtgemacht, vor ein paar Wochen erst hatte Forbes ein Interview mit dem angeblichen Betreiber der Site.

It appears the Federal Bureau of Investigation has finally cracked down on Silk Road, the underground marketplace where users could buy cocaine, heroin, meth, and more using the virtual currency Bitcoin. Journalist Brian Krebs has just published a purported copy of a complaint filed in the Southern District of New York against Ross Ulbricht, who is alleged to be the mastermind behind the site and the handle Dread Pirate Roberts.

Ulbricht is being charged with narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy. The site, which is only accessible through the anonymizing Tor network, has been pulled and replaced with an FBI notice. The Silk Road forums are still operating, suggesting they were hosted on a different server.

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