gmazurat March 31,2015 Interesting developments in the the Silk Road case. It appears that one of the DEA agents involved with the investigation was engaged criminal activity during the investigation. Hate to see that kind of thing. Details on wired.com : http://www.wired.com/2015/03/dea-agent-charged-acting-paid-mole-silk-road/
tristayifeiat April 12,2015 After watching several videos about the black market, I do feel the dark side of the world. I am wondering why those people can build black market and sell criminal services and products out of the control of law enforcement. I am impressed by those numbers. They are huge! The story talking about how FBI took down the silk road let me felt the point that you need to be careful and cautious when presenting evidences, which Prof emphasized at the beginning of the semester. Even though the criminals are searching the loopholes of laws, the FBI will catch you anyway since everything you do has a footage. I also think that the FBI and law enforcement should set regulations and take actions to prevent such black market from appearing online.
jczarnyat April 18,2015 I really liked the way the silk road scenario was presented in this video. It was easy to follow / understand. Part of me wonders if FriendlyChemist and RedandWhite were somehow working together to con DPR out of money. Although it is nice to see that the FBI shut down silk road, it is sad to see numerous competitors popping up all over the darknet.
kcn278at April 19,2015 The presentation of this prezi-like tool is awesome allowing the audience to comprehend and follow the video smoothly. It got very interesting when the investigators found leads. I agree that the downfall of silkroad will serve as a catalyst for other sites. I feel that by 2020, the market will boom. Kind of like: "cut off one head, two more will grow in its place."
Jmurray8at April 19,2015 The Silk Road: The Rise and Fall of the World's Largest Online Black Market
• Great summary and interesting scenario of the real life activity.
• Even cyber criminals get careless and leave fingerprints or a trail
• Scary that this will only proliferate with other sites and markets
• This is all dependent on Bitcoin and a cyber or other stealthy currency.