DEF CON 21 - Unexpected Stories From a Hacker Inside the Government
tcmahonyat April 01,2016 Its crazy to think that there are multiple versions of the silk road out on Tor. And its also surprising that we do not hear about more these sites being broken up by federal law enforcement. This is probably due to the fact that Tor does a very good job of anonymizing users on Tor and it comes down to people problems when it comes to law enforcement being successful. Law Enforcement needs to be persistent to ensure these follow on web sites do not gain the following that the Silk Road did and try to prevent as much of these illegal activities on Tor as possible.
danielm8at April 09,2016 "What one man can invent, another can discover." While this is true and the Silk Road can be created again, anything that is done on the internet leaves traces. No matter what, there will be a record somewhere. Although it may not be easily found and people might not look for it, the record is there. If someone looks hard enough, there will sure enough be a trace to the criminal in question.
CCotton10at April 18,2016 It seems like DPR made a number of simple mistakes. As future versions of Silk Road like enterprises are constructed, this can be used as a case study of things to avoid.
It also seems odd that there is no evidence of a homicide related to the $150K paid to Redandwhite. Wonder if DPR was scammed.
stadkalat April 22,2016 Locard's Principle states that that the perpetrator of a crime will bring something into the crime scene and leave with something from it, and that both can be used as forensic evidence. According to that anything that has been done in the cyber world also has a evidence left behind for an investigator to find it.
jnegronat April 28,2016 Wow !! Didn't know about what was Silk Road, but KUDOS to the FBI for bringing down the criminal and website.