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Blake "Defcon" Benthall Already Admitted to Being the Administrator of Silk Road 2.0

According to the Ars Technica reporter present at Blake "Defcon" Benthall's court hearing today, 11/6/14, the federal prosecutors have already received a confession from Mr. Benthall. In a short hearing today in San Francisco, California, Mr. Benthall appeared in court to confirm his name and age. The prosecutors were able to schedule a custody hearing for tomorrow, after which Mr. Benthall is...

Operation "Onymous" Also Shut Down Dark Net Markets Cloud 9 Hydra and Maybe More

The coordinated international action, dubbed Operation Onymous, against the Deep Net marketplaces infamous for being run on the rails of Bitcoin and other digital currencies is still being unveiled. So far, three men have been arrested in the last few days in conjunction with the cases. Currently, Cloud 9, Hydra, and Silk Road 2.0 display the increasingly-visible "This Hidden Site Has Been...

Silk Road 2.0 Users On "Defcon 5" as Related Arrests Continue Around the World

The Silk Road 2.0 fall out has yet to settle. The FBI may have been in control of Silk Road since October 17th and international government agencies are still taking action against Silk Road users around the world, presumably with information gleaned from running the site as a honeypot for a number of days. The American agencies worked with law enforcement agencies in France, Germany, Lithuania...

Silk Road Continues to Prove its Resilience

Silk Road Continues to Prove its Resiliance

[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t seems like Silk Road is far more resilient than most people thought. Back in May 2013, Silk Road went down due to a sustained DDoS attack, but site admins were soon able to restore the service. Then in October 2013, the United States FBI shut down the illegal online drug marketplace and arrested the site's owner - Ross Ulbricht, formerly only known as "Dread...

Defcon, Silk Road 2.0's Mod, Promises To Reimburse Stolen Bitcoins... Using Future Revenues

A few days ago here at CCN we reported that Bitcoin's black mark Silk Road 2.0 had been hacked.  Defcon, in a long post to Silk Road 2.0 forums on Tor, explained that three attackers had used the transaction malleability bug to steal over 4,763 BTC directly from Silk Road's hot wallet.  Original estimates still haven't been confirmed but Defcon himself reports that 47% of all users had lost all...

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