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Silk Road Admin Pleads Guilty – Could Face Up to 20 Years in Prison

Silk Road Admin Pleads Guilty – Could Face Up to 20 Years in Prison

October 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
An Irish national who helped run the now-defunct dark web marketplace Silk Road pleaded guilty on Friday to drug trafficking charges tha...
Corrupt Federal Agent, Who Stole Bitcoins From Silk Road, Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

Corrupt Federal Agent, Who Stole Bitcoins From Silk Road, Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

August 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A former the United States Secret Service agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation int...
Unknown Bidder Buys 2,700 Bitcoins (worth $1.6 million) at US Government Auction

Unknown Bidder Buys 2,700 Bitcoins (worth $1.6 million) at US Government Auction

August 22, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A winning anonymous bidder bought 2,700 Bitcoins ( worth roughly $1.6 Million ) in an auction held by the United States Marshals Service ...
Corrupt Federal Agent charged in Silk Road theft accused of stealing another $700,000

Corrupt Federal Agent charged in Silk Road theft accused of stealing another $700,000

July 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A former United States undercover agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into the und...
Former Tor Developer Created Malware for FBI to Unmask Tor Users

Former Tor Developer Created Malware for FBI to Unmask Tor Users

April 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief According to an investigation, Matthew Edman, a cyber security expert and former employee of the Tor Project, helped the FBI ...
Silk Road 2.0 Dark-Web Admin Pleads Guilty

Silk Road 2.0 Dark-Web Admin Pleads Guilty

April 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
An admin of Silk Road 2 , named Brian Farrell , who helped maintain the notorious dark web site by providing customer and technical sup...
Police Raid alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright's Home in Sydney

Police Raid alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright's Home in Sydney

December 08, 2015Mohit Kumar
Just hours after the Australian man ' Craig Steven Wright ' outed as the possible real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto , the anonymous ...
Bitcoin Creator 'Satoshi Nakamoto' Unmasked! An Australian Man 'Craig Wright' identified...

Bitcoin Creator 'Satoshi Nakamoto' Unmasked! An Australian Man 'Craig Wright' identified...

December 08, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Breaking Update:   Police Raid alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright's Home in Sydney . Yes, Satoshi Nakamoto , the mysterious crea...
Variety Jones, A Senior Adviser to ‪Silk Road‬ arrested in Thailand

Variety Jones, A Senior Adviser to ‪Silk Road‬ arrested in Thailand

December 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The man accused of being "a senior advisor" and mentor of Ross Ulbricht , the convicted operator of the illegal drug marketplace S...
Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

May 29, 2015Mohit Kumar
Ross Ulbricht , the alleged founder and mastermind of the infamous online black marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in pri...
Two Federal Agents Charged with Stealing Bitcoins During Silk Road Investigation

Two Federal Agents Charged with Stealing Bitcoins During Silk Road Investigation

March 30, 2015Mohit Kumar
Two former Federal investigators who helped to shut down the infamous black-market website ' Silk Road ' accused of fraud and st...
Deep Web Drug Market Disappeared suddenly Overnight, $12 Million in Bitcoin Missing

Deep Web Drug Market Disappeared suddenly Overnight, $12 Million in Bitcoin Missing

March 18, 2015Mohit Kumar
Evolution -- The largest Deep Web drugs marketplace, disappeared suddenly overnight from the Internet. But unlike Silk Road, there is n...
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht Convicted of All 7 Charges; Faces Life In Prison

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht Convicted of All 7 Charges; Faces Life In Prison

February 04, 2015Wang Wei
A jury has found Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht  a.k.a Dread Pirate Roberts  guilty on all seven counts and faces Life In Prison for ru...
Silk Road Reloaded Switches from Tor to I2P Anonymous Network

Silk Road Reloaded Switches from Tor to I2P Anonymous Network

January 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Multiple successors of the original Silk Road have come and all have been taken offline in recent years, but aside from selling illegal...
More than 400 Underground Sites seized by FBI in 'Operation Onymous'

More than 400 Underground Sites seized by FBI in 'Operation Onymous'

November 10, 2014Wang Wei
The joint operation by authorities of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and European law enforcement seized Silk Road 2.0 ,...
FBI Seize Silk Road 2.0 Servers; Admin Arrested

FBI Seize Silk Road 2.0 Servers; Admin Arrested

November 06, 2014Mohit Kumar
The authorities of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have announced that they have arrested " Silk Road 2.0 " operator ...
Silk Road Dealer Plead Guilty For Selling Illegal Drugs for Bitcoins

Silk Road Dealer Plead Guilty For Selling Illegal Drugs for Bitcoins

April 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Last October, the ‘ Silk Road ’ story broke when its owner Ross William Ulbricht , a 29-year-old who allegedly created and managed the ...
Tor Network used to Host 900 Botnets and hidden Darknet Markets

Tor Network used to Host 900 Botnets and hidden Darknet Markets

March 07, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Tor network offers users browse the Internet anonymously and is mostly used by activists, journalists to conceal their online activities...
World’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox Shuts Down; CEO quits Bitcoin Foundation

World’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox Shuts Down; CEO quits Bitcoin Foundation

February 24, 2014Wang Wei
World’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. G ox  has shut down its website, withdrawal system, deleted its Twitter feed and halted all tradi...
Underground Marketplace 'Utopia' Seized by Dutch Police, 5 suspects arrested

Underground Marketplace 'Utopia' Seized by Dutch Police, 5 suspects arrested

February 13, 2014Mohit Kumar
After Silk Road , another underground online marketplace ' Utopia ' has been seized by Dutch National Police ,  where users coul...
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