[tor-talk] Feds shutter online narcotics store that used TOR to hide its tracks

krishna e bera keb at cyblings.on.ca
Tue Apr 17 14:07:45 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 02:14:28PM +0100, Runa A. Sandvik wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > Federal authorities have arrested eight men accused of distributing more than
> > $1 million worth of LSD, ecstasy, and other narcotics with an online
> > storefront that used the TOR anonymity service to mask their Internet
> > addresses.
> The way the admins operated was what eventually got them caught, this
> had nothing to do with TFM running as a Tor hidden service.

This incident might make a good press release or blog post, to
highlight both that Tor wasnt cracked and that law enforcement
has sufficient means to catch illegal drug dealers using Tor.

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