Government Took My Bitcoins
The FBI seized the Silk Road and 26,000
They accuse Ross Ulbricht AKA The Dread
Pirate Roberts of being the mastermind
How Do They Seize Bitcoins?
And that brings us
back to the fifth
Only by already
passwords to begin
So...They Hacked It
The most likely theory is that they hacked the Tor
Used an account to follow the IP to the main
From there to The evil mastermind.
But Silk Runs On Tor
The NSA has been
browsers for a while.
Tor Browser Bundle
How Tor Works
Node two opens it with its key, and receives a
connection to an exit node thus the process
Then node three connects to the servers you
wanted to access
But there is a snoop point (red dotted line) and
certain things are visible.
Any information given can be used to implicate
Every Computer uses three things to browse the
Tor programs the browser to create a connection
to an entry node.
Once the connection is established the node
sends a packet back with a key
The browser then sends another connection to
the node to connect with a middle server.
The middle server then sends back to the
browser another key.
The Tor browser then sends a two layered
package to node one
Node one opens with its key and gets a pass
along command so it passes the package
You Look Lost, Well So Was The NSA
The Big Deal
The way the NSA
hacks Tor means less
while often noticeable
when abused make
people fear for their
Do you want the NSA
to be able to control
Openness is all fun
until the government
goes bad. Think
"EFF will tell you there
are many pseudo
legitimate uses for
Tor...we're interested as
bad people use Tor"
“the biggest weakness of the complaint
(which is not something that really
needs to be answered here, but will
need to be answered in court) is how
the Silk Road server was discovered.
I would suspect that, since it was
imaged without being noticed that what
happened is the FBI (with a warrant)
hacked the site sufficient to discover
the site's IP by generating a non
home, and then contacted the
country of the hosting provider which
then got the server imaged.”
Yet since the server imaging didn't
involve taking the server down or
disrupting service sufficient to spook
Mr DPR into taking his bitcoins and
running, I suspect that this was some
machine hosting provider.
"It will be interesting to
see what the authorities
do with those
assets...Will they sell
them through a licensed
exchange and will we be
able to track the sale?"