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I find this interesting.

I now see why Bit coin would be such a valuable commodity

If only he had not tried to contract out murders it might not have gotten busted.

[quote]USMCpoolee wrote:
If only he had not tried to contract out murders it might not have gotten busted.[/quote]

The powers that be dont care about murder as long as you pay in state sanctioned currency.

How does one get into an underground website? Is one invited? Is this how pedophiles operate as well.

[quote]jre67t wrote:
How does one get into an underground website? Is one invited? Is this how pedophiles operate as well. [/quote]

I heard about this site before. I don’t think you have to be invited or have a password or anything, but they made sure there was no way to search for it on google or whatever, and the address for the site was very long and just completely random.

Like: www.kfdjbgkdsjbfnvjadhbflkajhdbfglahjdbfgljakdhbfvljdfbv … .com

It was also very encrypted to make it difficult to find where the site was based or who was using it, etc.

Interesting Chris, I heard one has to download Thor? Whatever that is. Im just curious if there really is such a thing as an underground internet network. Does one have to have real computer knowledge or just be the common man. Is like torrent sites or much more complex. Any sites one recommends in order to learn more about this?

[quote]jre67t wrote:
Interesting Chris, I heard one has to download Thor? Whatever that is. Im just curious if there really is such a thing as an underground internet network. Does one have to have real computer knowledge or just be the common man. Is like torrent sites or much more complex. Any sites one recommends in order to learn more about this?
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They also busted the top seller: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/feds-arrest-alleged-top-silk-road-drug-seller/

They were after these guys awhile. I think WIRED published the first mainstream article on it at least 3 years ago.

I played around with TOR and was able to visit the site and was pretty blown away by the amount of stuff they had for sale on there.

I’m fairly tolerant of other people choosing to use drugs as long as it isn’t around me, but they were selling cyanide, other poisons, and a bunch of nasty shit I don’t think anybody should have.

I can’t believe there’s a market for it, but I remember reading about a guy getting busted for child porn then swallowed some cyanide after he was found guilty and died right in the court room. It’s probably where he got it. Good riddance, they should give it to the rest of the pedos they busted.

Honestly this whole thing is fascinating to me. How did the word get out? A black market for drugs, guns, poisons, etc all on the internet and with all sorts of protections. Kinda brilliant. Messed up, but brilliant.

I recently watched an episode of “Drugs Inc.” on discovery that had a segment which included this. A girl in Seattle was selling party drugs and getting them all from silk road. She seemed to be doing pretty well with it, but an addendum at the end of the show stated that the site was shut down at the time of airing.

Anything new on this case really?

The guy just was indicted on more charges: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2014/02/ross-ulbricht-indictment-ny/

Personally, I think he just got lazy, didn’t obey his own security procedures, which directly led to his getting caught. He also filed a civil suit to get access to his bitcoins, which probably means he didn’t have any stashed away for a rainy day.

For a guy running a multimillion dollar enterprise, it all seems quite amateur.

I personally am wondering how long it had been leaking , The truth of it is all those hot water heaters need replaced or at least the ones with much sediment in them

WV almost asked for it though , with their sentiment of get GOV of our back . I am saying that with the utmost respect for WV

Clerical error :slight_smile: