Operation Onymous seizes hundreds of darknet sites, 17 arrested globally

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Nov 7, 2014
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  1. News of Silk Road 2.0's shutdown and the arrest of alleged mastermind Blake Benthall was a serious blow to the darkweb community earlier this week but as it turns out, that was only one piece of a much larger puzzle.

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  2. F'king lol @ Old fashioned police work. It makes me laugh when people talk up the lil governmental minions. Who usually let the criminals go free and put the annoying bloke down the road inside for 20 years. All a bit backwards. And actually do work ? I am hedging a bet on failed code... especially with it being 9 sites at once. Altho maybe they are taking a leaf out of the fappening experience.

    On a plus side, hats off for not telling people how you did it and keeping it under your hat for a round 2. That is the most sensible thing I have seen in ages. The media ruin their right to free speech, with their right to be as stupid as possible, and usually teach more *****s how to get up to no good.
  3. Revolution 11

    Revolution 11 TS Enthusiast Posts: 40

    Despite my libertarian tendencies, especially on tech and privacy, I do think this was a good thing overall. No harm done to innocents, the bad guy goes to jail, a lot of dangerous or undesirable goods are harder to find.

    My concern is that with the success of these raids, governments fail to realize that there is a demand for this stuff and will continue to play whack-a-mole with future Silk Roads. Good enforcement is key but if you don't destroy the demand itself for illegal services/goods, you are just winning the battle, and losing the war.
  4. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,306   +1,400

    Guest comments make me laugh
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    This is an unmitigated disaster! "Oh the horror, the horror". Now if I want any kind of illegal drugs, I'll have to trudge all the way to my front door, and then open it.:eek:

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