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The Dark Side Of The Silk Road Doc

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Thought some of you might dig this. Just starting it myself

 

 

The Dark Side Of The Silk Road

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The silk road has a lot of history as a marketplace but very few people know the full story. In today's deep dive we will take a look into the untold side of the silk road:

 

 

 

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Silk Road was an online black market and the first modern darknet market, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs. As part of the dark web,it was operated as a Tor hidden service, such that online users were able to browse it anonymously and securely without potential traffic monitoring. The website was launched in February 2011; development had begun six months prior. Initially there were a limited number of new seller accounts available; new sellers had to purchase an account in an auction. Later, a fixed fee was charged for each new seller account.

In October 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shut down the website and arrested Ross Ulbricht under charges of being the site's pseudonymous founder "Dread Pirate Roberts". On 6 November 2013, Silk Road 2.0 came online, run by former administrators of Silk Road. It was also shut down, and the alleged operator was arrested on 6 November 2014 as part of the so-called "Operation Onymous". Ulbricht was convicted of eight charges related to Silk Road in the U.S. Federal Court in Manhattan and was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

 

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47 minutes ago, Hua Guofang said:

@Kultsthat was the perfect listen whilst laying in bed feeling like shit, thanks.

 

One hell of a scam, though, eh?

Unreal. Worth 60M today can you imagine..for a few DMs! I'd heard the story of how they caught him and all but never this part of it.

 

At the end there he's calling hits like it's nothing

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I often find it interesting too that the technical side of these issues, such as hacking, installing key loggers, digital espionage, etc. are such a minor part of it all.

 

The real plays are good old social engineering, such as a fight between girlfriend and boyfriend, selling a story to some one who wants it to be true, playing roles and convincing people of things.

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Ya good point. For all his tech savvy he couldn't see that master stroke in social engineering coming. Im still processing it all tbh. The timing on all of it must have been spot on.

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I've listened to it a few times and some others like Malicious Life and others I can't think of right now. Great listens.

 

Thanks for the heads up either way.

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