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Ross Ulbricht Appeals for Silk Road Retrial over Police Corruption

Ross Ulbricht, the 31-year-old man ruled to be the founder of dark web black market site Silk Road and convicted on seven counts, has appealed for a fresh trial on the grounds that two of the…

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Key Adviser to Silk Road Arrested in Thailand

  The FBI recently arrested a man in Thailand based on his alleged links to the illicit online marketplace, Silk Road. The man, Roger Thomas Clark, was linked to the site as a supposed “key adviser”…

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France Looks to Ban Tor and Public Wi-Fi

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, French police has submitted proposals to ban anonymous web browser Tor and block Wi-Fi networks in public places to President Francois Hollande (pictured), according to French newspaper Le…

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US Federal Agent Admits To Stealing $820,000 Bitcoins From Silk Road

Shaun Bridges, a former US DEA agent who was investigating the online drug marketplace Silk Road, has been charged with obstructing justice and money laundering. He has since admitted the charges that were levelled against him. So, how did…

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Silk Road Investigator Guilty of Stealing From Site

The head of the Baltimore task force that was investigating the Silk Road black market website has pled guilty to using the site to extort money, and even admitted to agreeing a $240k deal for the…

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Badmouthed the Silk Road Case Judge Online? You Could Be Prosecuted

The conviction of Ross Ulbricht for creating and running the online black marketplace Silk Road has elicited some heated reactions, with many attacking the case’s judge for ignoring Ulbricht’s plea for leniency in favour of making…

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How Ross Ulbricht Ended up in Prison for Life

Have you heard of the Silk Road? It’s been pretty big news recently. The website was the core of “the dark web” – a side of the internet that was only accessible to the uppermost of…

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Federal Agents Charged with Stealing from Silk Road

Two Federal agents are now facing charges themselves after the takedown of the Silk Road drug marketplace last year. The two agents, Carl Mark Force and Shaun Bridges, were both involved in the takedown by operating…

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Jury Rules Ross Ulbricht is Silk Road Mastermind; Guilty of All Charges

The jury in the Silk Road court case has ruled that Ross Ulbricht is guilty of all seven charges in a Manhattan court on Wednesday. The jury were convinced that Ulbricht was Dread Pirate Roberts, Silk…

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Ross Ulbricht Says He Did Create Silk Road, But He’s Not Dread Pirate Roberts

Ross Ulbricht, the man being tried for masterminding darknet black market Silk Road, has admitted to creating the site, but, according to his defence attorney Joshua Dratel, has denied that he is the site’s shadowy manager…

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Silk Road Reloaded Moves to Obscure I2P Network Over Tor

Silk Road Reloaded, the latest version of the infamous darknet black market, has eschewed the Tor network for the little-known but more secure I2P network Silk Road, its clones, and its successors alike have opted for…

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Silk Road 2 Hacked And 4000 Bitcoins Stolen

It was only a few months ago that Silk Road was taken offline by the FBI and it’s owner tracked down and arrested. The website offered people a place to trade in illegal goods, everything from…

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Ross Ulbricht, Alleged Creator Of Silk Road, Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges

Alleged founder and manager of the Bitcoin based black-market website Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, reportedly pleaded not guilty to all charges raised against him by the US government. The charges against Mr Ulbricht are incredibly serious…

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Silk Road Pirate Accuses Government Of Stealing His Bitcoin Booty

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Ross Ulbricht or better known by his silk road alias of “Dread Pirate Roberts” has accused the government of being the real pirates, by for the first time admitting the government…

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FBI Seizes Record 144,336 Bitcoins – Worth $28 Million

RT reports that the FBI have just made their biggest seizure of bitcoins to date, a staggering 144,336 worth an estimated $28 million at current market value. The FBI claim to have seized the “secret stash”…

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Four Men Arrested Over Silk Road Links

Silk Road, the illegal drug and services website that was operating on the Tor network, was taken off-line last week. This was shortly after the sites founder was arrested and questioned by the FBI. Now we…

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BitCoin Users Angry With FBI Seizure Of Silk Road Funds

Silk Road may have been taken online, but that doesn’t mean the sites users are just going to give up! Especially when hundreds of the sites customers have lost a combined total of $80 million in…

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Copycat Sites Ready To Take Place Of Silk Road Drug Marketplace

It was only last week that Silk Road was taken offline from the Tor network, it’s owner arrested and taken to court on money laundering and suspected organised murder charges. Days later the vultures are moving…

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Silk Road Owner Ross Ulbricht Appears In Court

Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind of Silk Road, the infamous online drug marketplace was arrested earlier this week as the site was taken offline from the Tor (onion network) that it operated on. Tor is a…

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Silk Road Drug Marketplace Shutdown By FBI

Sites like the Silk Road have gained a cult personally on many dark corners of the internet. Silk Road provided people with an anonymous market place to buy and sell illegal drugs and items, mostly via…