Former Silk Road Member Arrested for Selling Drugs on Dark Web

Former Silk Road Member Arrested for Selling Drugs on Dark Web

The Department of Justice, together with Homeland Security, USPS, and the IRS have been able to arrest one man selling drugs via the dark web. Accessing these underground marketplaces requires special software- called Tor - which lets users access the part of the Internet that is not indexed by search engines. The term dark web seems to come up fairly often these days, and in most cases, there is a link to Bitcoin being used as one of the supported payment methods. A recent arrest in Fresno, CA is related both Bitcoin and the dark web, as one person was identified as selling drugs on an....


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