DEF CON 21 - Unexpected Stories From a Hacker Inside the Government
jgalaat December 15,2016 After silk route was taken down by FBI, The Silk Road emerged as the similar knockoff to silk route. But the funny story is silk road owner didn't realize that how he needed to be more secure after the silk route was tracked down. Darkweb really has multiple sites selling billions of dollars worth drugs with such ease. The amount of losses incurred is just minimalist when it comes to the sales and the people behind the scenes who work out the plan in private way.
ahammes12at December 16,2016 It's pretty crazy to see how far the FBI has to go in order to backtrack illegal activity. It is as if you are tracking them step by step and trying to keep up until you can finally get ahead of the criminals next move. Services like the silk road are proof as to how far criminals can go to make illegal money.
Lat December 16,2016 Law-enforcement just has to wait for them to mess up and they will. Criminals will be caught by their own human errors. Unfortunately criminals on the web are ahead of law-enforcement and the laws.
akiat December 16,2016 The Farmer's Market was a Tor site similar to Silk Road, but which did not use bitcoins. It has been considered a 'proto-Silk Road' but the use of payment services such as PayPal and Western Union allowed law enforcement to trace payments and it was subsequently shut down by the FBI in 2012. Other sites already existed when Silk Road was shut down and The Guardian predicted that these would take over the market that Silk Road previously dominated. Sites named 'Atlantis', closing in September 2013, and Project Black Flag, closing in October 2013, each stole their users' bitcoins. In October 2013, the site named Black Market Reloaded closed down temporarily after the site's source code was leaked. The market shares of various Silk Road successor sites were described by The Economist in May 2015.
pneyzariat February 12,2017 His presentation, the visuals and content of the Silk Road and the events leading to the discovery of the man behind it was perhaps one of the most informative videos relating to cyber crime that I have seen. The bit where he signed off two of his posts utilizing the same words so as to institute a method of marking these posts to a possible single profile was a keen observation. In my opinion, law enforcement did a superb job in their persistence with this case, but of course with the length of time (I believe they mentioned 2 years) that it took to prosecute and with the amount of nifty and intelligent criminals out there ready to take on the internet underworld, particularly with the foundation that the Silk Road has now stamped onto the internet for them to utilize, I'd say that this has got to be a difficult battle and will continue to be so. The exchange that took place between the two parties from the video in order to rid FriendlyChemist inevitably goes to show just how easy and quickly these bad guys (who may neither know each other nor may never even meet) can accomplish that which they wish to accomplish over the internet.