Its early in the reporting, but the FBI has announced that they have arrested the new mastermind behind Silk Road 2.0, a BLAKE BENTHALL, a/k/a “Defcon,”. The early reports online are also stating that other sites including Cloud 9, Cannabis Roads Forums and Hydra have been taken down also. The FBI and Homeland Security have been busy. The great part of this, according to the reports, is that the undercover investigator had infiltrated Benthall’s organization and had early on had access to the administrative side of the website.
I am sure there will be more to follow on this case. If you are interested in the escapades of those behind the original Silk Road and the investigation you should check out Deep Web the Movie. Author, and digital forensic expert, Todd G. Shipley is working with the production staff on the movie.