[tor-talk] Silk Road taken down by FBI
gordon at morehouse.me
Thu Oct 3 15:12:25 UTC 2013
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> On Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 01:34:37AM +0000, mirimir wrote:
>> Wow. I just read the complaint :8
>> He was unfathomably stupid. Words cannot express how stupid he
>> This has absolutely no relevance to the Tor network.
> We just put up a statement on the blog which basically says that:
Here's my one teensy thing that bothers me, this bit of speculation
from Ars Technica:
"The Tor Project, whose software enabled the Silk Road, noticed a
significant spike in usage in late August and was unable to explain
it. It remains possible that the FBI or another federal agency may
have suddenly flooded Tor with its own bots or other computers under
its control as a way of conducting surveillance on the Silk Road."
Can we fairly definitively say these two things are entirely
unrelated? Do we *know* (for pretty sure) the usage spike is a greedy
botnet and not some kind of attack?
- -Gordon M.
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