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The servers for the Silk Road 2.0 were housed in Lithuania

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Nov 2014 12:00 User comments (3)

The servers for the Silk Road 2.0 were housed in Lithuania According to new reports, the servers for the deepnet drug marketplace Silk Road 2.0 were housed in Lithuania.
Earlier this month, the FBI and Europol took down over 400 illicit .onion domains, arrested 17 people and most of the major marketplaces were taken offline. Drug markets Cloud 9 and Hydra were taken offline as were contraband marketplaces Pandora, Blue Sky, Topix, Flugsvamp, Cannabis Road, and Black Market. In addition, money laundering sites Cash Machine, Cash Flow, Golden Nugget and Fast Cash were also taken down.

Despite the success of Operation Onymous for law enforcement, those on the other side have been scrambling to answer how such a raid could have occurred. There have been worries that the entire Tor network could be compromised, meaning the end of the deepnet as it stands currently.

According to reports, the FBI found the servers in May, worked with Lithuanian authorities to temporarily take them down so they could clone the data and from there began down the path of taking down the Silk Road and other marketplaces. Apparently, the servers were registered to Blake Benthall using his own personal email of Benthall was arrested this month along with the others and now faces at least 35 years in prison.


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3 user comments

121.11.2014 22:34

So much for anonymity on the Internet, as if that were EVER the case!
Moral - If you wish to profit from illicit drug activities, you will be found out eventually.

Guess my shipment of heroin isn't coming this month...or next month for that matter.

223.11.2014 2:19

I got that shipment of heroin you are waiting for. but due to security problems you will need to pick it up yourself.... I have deftly hidden the pick up spot though. It looks like your neighborhood Police station.... no one will guess it is actually a drug house ... just walk up to the guy at the desk disguised as a Sargent, code phrase "arrest me, I'm holdin'" dont say holding, say holdin'

first one to buy gets a free vacation including all meals and free upgrade to the Johnny Cash suite

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Nov 2014 @ 2:20

qazwiz is qazwiz everywhere. If you see me say HI!

323.11.2014 16:56

I dunno, I smell something funny about this...but hey, you've got an honest font-type so I'll be by to pick it up tomorrow. I'll be the guy with the long hair and the DEA badge and Glock hidden in my boot.
C'ya then!

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