|Photo accompanying Ross Ulbricht Youtube account.|
I stopped blogging about crime years ago because it is back fucking karma but this story is too big to pass up:
US authorities have arrested Ross William Ulbricht, 29, alleged to be the owner and operator of Silk Road, the best-known underground marketplace for the trade of illegal drugs on the internet.
The New York prosecutors have also seized the Silk Road website itself, which operated as a “hidden” site, accessible only to people using sophisticated anonymous browsing software known as Tor.
Visitors to the site now see a warning which states “This site has been seized”, while prosecutors also claim to have seized the servers on which Silk Road ran. Those may contain information about users of the Silk Road service, their current balances, and – potentially – transaction details. (LONDON GUARDIAN)
This case should be amazingly interesting. Would love to work on the case-call me! Ross Ulbricht is presumed INNOCENT until he is proven guilty.