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NEW YORK -- Authorities have shut down an underground website called “Silk Road” that the FBI says served as a major marketplace for drug dealers and hackers, and have accused the owner of involvement in a possible murder-for-hire plot.
Prosecutors called Silk Road the most “sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet." In its two years of operation, according to prosecutors, Silk Road was used by thousands of drug dealers and hundreds of thousands of customers from across the globe. Justice Department officials said the site racked up more than $1 billion in sales and more than $80 million in commissions.
I get how they could issue an arrest warrant for the owner of the site but how do you actually close Silk Road down? Isn't it constantly using a different TOR address or can't it just be switched over to another TOR address or is it closed down simply by removing the owner / administrator? That part wasn't very clear in the article and the Pirate Bay was ordered to close years ago but as you all know, it's up and running stronger than ever.edit on 2-10-2013 by Helious because: (no reason given)
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Freedom just died a little more
My first order on new site came in yesterday , we have like 2 "mailbox etc " companies In town and they don't require tons of ID to get a drop box account this one wanted proof of name/residency and said they'd accept a utility bill or bank statement so I scanned my power bill then changed the name with Photoshop thanks to Kat.ph :-)