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Feds Siezed Silk Road 2.0.... 1 Year To The Date It Opened

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by akacash, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. akacash

    akacash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So a year to the day, Silk Road 2.0 bites the dust. http://www.businessinsider.com.au/fbi-silk-road-seized-arrests-2014-11. Looks like they never even had a shot really,
     
  2. MyPasswordIs1234

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    Read the criminal complaint. The kid used his personal email to register the server and receive notifications.

    What a moron.
     
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  3. Neocortx

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    Who needs Silk Road anyways?

    As far as I know, agora market is much better anyways.
     
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    Lol, yeah this was destined to fail from day 1. The entire idea of not only trying to replace Silk Road, but renaming it the same thing is like spitting in the feds face. There's no way they weren't going to take this down somehow. The fact that he was sloppy about it on top of that only makes it even worse.
     
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    Agora is offline according to this article. I'm curious how BMR seems to keep avoiding any sort of trouble, they've been around just as long, and I actually went to the site once or twice before, and it seemed like they had quite a few ppl on there, and that was over a year ago.
     
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    So which hidden 'ebays' are still working?
    Back in old days there were: SheepRoad, SilkRoad, TCF, Atlantis. Any of them still up?
     
  7. davids355

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    they sound like total N00bs to me, no wonder they got caught.
     
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    mmmm, honey, delicious honey
     
  9. Xorcide

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    They did over 400 seizures, not just Silk road, Dox-bin was 1 of them if you check the site & his Twitter.
     
  10. Lauriat

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    I thought BMR shut it self down being afraid of getting caught after feds seize initial silk road.
     
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    That definitely contributed, but it wasn't the email that led them to the server. Many believe that Tor is broken, and hidden services are being compromised. Around 20 other Tor websites were taken down as well, leading to 15+ arrests. "In or about May 2014, the FBI identified a server located in a foreign country that was believed to be hosting the Silk Road 2.0 website at the time."

    That was the first big thing that gave all the other info away. The question is, how did they find the server? This is the same question in the SR 1.0 case. FBI says a leaky captcha, but many people argue otherwise. The most obvious answer is that Tor is not secure.

    Once they found the server, the host gave them the email. Then Google gave email logs, led to reading support tickets of host. Then they contacted USA Bitcoin Exchange, exchange told authorities about his transactions. They contacted his ISP to identify traffic from his IP's. They contacted a hotel he stayed at to verify his stay, and then they did physical surveillance to cross reference his login and activity times.

    400 Tor Domains tracked down and Seized - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...-tracked-down-and-seized-in-global-crackdown/
     
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    ^Exactly. Had he used proper security measures, he would have lost the server but not his freedom.
     
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    Agora is working just fine. :)
     
  15. Capo Dei Capi

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    Tor has never been secure it was just a tool to aid in anonymity, its still good but one needs to do many other things in order for tor to be useful.
     
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    looks like they seized over 400 domains
     
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    another bites the dust.
     
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    Silk Road was a joke as far as I'm concerned. I used it like 6 years ago to get some goodies and didn't like it. It was way too big and attracted way too much attention.

    Then I found "The Farmers Market" and I loved that shit. You needed a personal invite. It was a much smaller community, much more trust, etc. Problem is, they fucking used paypal. You could order MDMA, LSD, Ket, any strain of Pot... all with paypal and have it in your mailbox in less than a week.

    I still got some molly and ket stored in a vacuum sealed bag far off my property. It's been there since 2 months before The Farmers Market got shut down. And here's what's hilarious. Even when the DEA shut down farmers market, 8/11 vendors went right back to business. I got a letter from the DEA, then 2 weeks later got a letter from my regular vendor saying "I'm still in business, you can reach me here:XXXXX" yada yada. I placed an order and sure enough got my goodies (bud). Till this date many of those vendors are still selling underground. They just do it by safe-mail only. No websites or none of that shit.

    Aside from that, there are so many places to buy anything you need. And I mean anything. For instance, when the original drugbuyer forums shut down, it respawned 6 months later under drugbuyersguide forum.

    You can get morphine, fentanyl, steroids, pain killers... any drug you can think of Fed Ex'd to your door over night.

    Then there is onlinepot.org. All those sellers are legit.
    There is eroids. All those sellers are legit.

    There are so many different sites, groups, and operations going on. The FEDS could spend billions and they wouldn't manage to shut down more than 1% of the online drug marketplace.

    Let me be clear, I only know this cause I use to cycle steroids, smoke pot, and occasionally on the holidays drop some molly.

    These days I don't do much of anything. But I know how big this market really is and I know it will never be shut down.

    -BB
     
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  19. Capo Dei Capi

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    Companies like Fed Ex make way to much money transporting illegal drugs for it to be shut down. Since they are under no obligation to check for illegal drugs as long as they don't know that they are transporting illegal drugs they can't get in any legal trouble. Its not the transportation of drugs that is illegal its the knowing that illegal drugs are being transported that is illegal.
     
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    Hell yeh. Add western union and money gram to that list as well. They're also making billions from this trade.

    And what's really hilarious, FedEx could EASILY identify packages that have pills or blister packs. You don't need any dogs. Just run all the mail through an xray scanner and if you see hundreds of white circles inside completely flat shaped like a square or rectangle, you know it's drugs and not vitamins. Same thing with the foil blister packs.

    But FedEx would never do that cause they know they'd lose billions.

    -BB

    edit: I'm stupid. I just remembered that most these dealers wrap their pills in carbon paper which blocks xrays. So that wouldn't work. It would not be "easy" like I said.
     
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