Programmer Wants To Auction User Details And Source Code

ANNOUNCEMENT: Well it has happened! Another Silkroad Darknet Market has spawned after the demise of Silkroad 2.0. The new site is called Silkroad Reloaded and is utilizing different technology than its predecessors therefore a new guide for Silkroad Reloaded will be coming soon. In the meantime Agora Marketplace is still alive and kicking bigger than ever with more listings than Silkroad 2.0.

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A man alleging to be the former chief programmer of Silkroad 2.0 has threatened to auction off user account details and source code of the now defunct site to “Darkleaks”, a new black market for buying and selling information. The man who goes by the name of SRDouglas has announced that the deal would take place via his anonymous account, and the highest bidder would walk away with the valuable data.

Silk Road SeizedThis individual says that from Nov. 2013 till the day that FBI agents seized Silkroad 2.0 in 2014, he secretively oversaw the website’s operations from behind the curtains and also managed to decode its primary servers. SRDouglas claims that he was paid 1,200 BTC for the services rendered, based on a comment he left on virtual chat forum Bitcoin Talk.

The programmer expressed sentiments that he had been sitting on a massive database backup system consisting of valid usernames and hashed passwords of 476,122 active subscribers, 145,493 transaction records, 52,481 private messages, 51,490 depositing addresses, 13,280 brand listings and 7,756 plain-text passwords,including the entire Silkroad 2.0 source code.

AuctionTo prove the validity of his Silkroad auction, the man has already leaked a basic text file which has the 476,122 account details even though passwords have not yet been provided for security purposes. Only hashes are available for those who may want to view this information. He’s also releasing 10/100 chunks at specific sections of the main sequence blockchain. SRDouglas is available for online comments or deals at the Reddit platform, plus at a fee he’s also willing to spilt-up information from the defunct Silkroad 2.0 website.

Initially the man wants to sell off database of all the available Silkroad usernames, and if that auction process goes on successfully other files would soon follow up. Before a client pays money for the Darkleaks file, a random collection of segments would be released having been specifically chosen by the block chain. This is done to determine whether the contents match with the leaker’s claims.

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Many Of The Darknet Sites Seized In Operation Onymous Were Clone Sites

If you want to visit Silkroad 2.0 then you will want to know that it was shut down by the feds on 5th November 2014 and the alleged operator “Defcon” has been arrested. The best alternative is Agora Marketplace, it actually has more listings than Silkroad 2.0. Silkroad 3.0 is ALREADY live and there will be more info about it here soon.

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Laptop Crime SceneAfter law enforcement took down the original Silkroad, the Dark Web made a vengeful comeback through the establishment of Silkroad 2.0 and a bunch of other Dark Web websites. However, several of these sites have also been taken down in a joint operation between the FBI and Europol a few weeks ago. However, it is emerging that a large number of the 414 sites involved in this operation were ‘clones’. The grim realization has forced Europol to admit that it has seized only about two dozen sites, including Silkroad 2.0. This means that the actual black market sites remain operational while their clones fell into the hands of the law enforcers.

How did this happen?

Unlike in the past, law enforcement authorities targeted servers hosting Tor hidden sites rather than targeting specific sites and then trying to determine their identity as was the case with Silkroad. Luckily, this operation helped nab several sites. However, it seems that a bot called “Onion Cloner” targeting Dark Web sites would make clones of actual black market sites in an attempt to steal passwords and intercept Bitcoin transactions. Consequently, the FBI ended up seizing these clone sites instead of the actual sites. It is possible that all Onion Cloner sites were affected by this operation. Operation Onymous was however, able to seize about $1m in bitcoins, gold, silver, narcotics, and 180,000 Euros in cash.

Conclusion

Deep WebThe Dark Web is notorious for its spirited comebacks after every significant sting operation, as evidenced by the establishment of Silkroad 2.0. However, this time it seems that the online black market has dodged the greatest attempt to cripple its operations since the original Silkroad was taken off the web, and the presence of clone sites created by a bot in an attempt to steal from users of Tor hidden sites. Although Silkroad 2.0 has been taken down, the online black market remains largely unaffected.

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