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Agora, The Dark Web’s Biggest Drug Market, Is Going Offline

Agora, The Dark Web’s Biggest Drug Market, Is Going Offline

The administrators of the massive drug bazaar say they need time to defend themselves from a new attack on Tor.

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Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement’s reach.

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Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

The FBI indicted 30-year-old Beau Wattigney on charges of wire fraud and trademark counterfeiting.

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Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

The FBI indicted 30-year-old Beau Wattigney on charges of wire fraud and trademark counterfeiting.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

The allegation that the Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts attempted to pay for six murders has loomed over the story of that massive online drug market. How could the pseudonymous figure preaching non-violent, libertarian ideals stoop to commissioning the paid killings of half a dozen people? Now a newly revealed chat log from the case […]

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DEA Agent Charged With Acting As A Paid Mole for Silk Road

DEA Agent Charged With Acting As A Paid Mole for Silk Road

Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle: back to two of the law enforcement agents involved in the investigation, one of whom is accused of being the Silk Road’s mole inside the Drug Enforcement […]

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Feds Demand Reddit Identify Dark Web Drug Forum Users

Feds Demand Reddit Identify Dark Web Drug Forum Users

Over the last year, Reddit’s “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene. At any given moment, hundreds of redditors are browsing reddit.com/r/darknetmarkets, many brazenly discussing anonymous online sales on the open internet. Now the feds have noticed. And they’re telling Reddit to cough up […]

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DARPA Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

DARPA Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

A new search engine being developed by DARPA aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others track illegal activity. The project, dubbed Memex, has been in the works for a year and is being developed by 17 different contractor teams […]

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