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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Benthall was arrested this month along with the others and now faces at least 35 years in prison.
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.