Silk Road 2.0

Drugs

Silk Road 2.0 Right-Hand Man Pleads Guilty

Brian Farrell was identified by Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute's attack on the Tor network.
Joseph Cox
3.22.16
Features

The Secret Life of a Silk Road 2.0 Mastermind

“At some point, you have to lie to someone. You have to deceive people.”
Joseph Cox
3.10.16
Sei

Why the CMU Tech Lab That Hacked Tor Is Government-Funded

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) should come as no shock; they're everywhere.
Joseph Cox
2.26.16
Hacking

Confirmed: Carnegie Mellon University Attacked Tor, Was Subpoenaed By Feds

A judge has ordered that no more details about the attack should be provided to the defense in an affected Silk Road 2.0 case.
Joseph Cox
2.24.16
FBI

Academics 'Livid,' 'Concerned' Over Allegations that CMU Helped FBI Attack Tor

Researchers say it will hurt further research on the dark web.
Joseph Cox
11.12.15
Drugs

Court Docs Show a University Helped FBI Bust Silk Road 2, Child Porn Suspects

A 'university-based research institute' was crucial to the busts of a Silk Road 2.0 staffer and suspected child abuser.
Joseph Cox
11.11.15
Internet

Dark Web Drug Markets Are Desperately Clinging to the Silk Road Brand

Perhaps it's time to let Silk Road die.
Joseph Cox
10.22.15
Internet

Tracking Cirrus: Is This the Silk Road 2.0 Mole?

The second iteration of Silk Road came crashing down just as dramatically as the first, thanks to a mole in the site's inner circle.
Joseph Cox
12.12.14
Internet

The FBI's Deep Web Raid Seized a Bunch of 'Fake' Sites

Researchers crawled the deep web and found many seized sites in 'Operation Onymous' were clones or scams.
Joseph Cox
11.18.14
Culture

The End of Silk Road 2.0 Means the Return of an Old War Between Coders and Cops

Operation Onymous is a harbinger of the Crypto Wars 2.0.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
11.12.14
Motherboard Blog

No, the Feds Are Not Behind the New Silk Road

Silk Road 2.0 is not an inside job. But that doesn't mean all the world's Feds are not watching it closely.
Brian Anderson
11.16.13
Motherboard Blog

If Silk Road Gets Shut Down, It Will Be Back Online in 15 Minutes

Just in case the Silk Road 2.0 gets pinched, its founder says the site's infrastructure can be regenerated in a quarter hour.
Brian Anderson
11.11.13
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