03 Oct '13, 9am

How It Happened (xpost from /r/SilkRoad) via Reddit

The thing that I wonder about is that from reading the report, it sounded as if the feds had located and taken (clandestine) control over the main SR web server months before they identified Ulbricht. Now, it doesn't say one way or another whether this was the case, but their actions seem consistent with it, to wit: 1) Discussing how they traced an IP from a commented-out configuration file to a VPN connection which was eventually traced back to a net cafe in San Francisco. If they already knew who Ulbricht was when they had control of the server then this would be pointless. 2) Likewise, finding an entry in the public ssh key file linked to "frosty@frosty," which they correlated to the username Ulbricht used on StackOverflow. Again, if they had found the SR IP by monitoring Ulbricht, it wouldn't matter to them that they had found evidence he had ssh'd into the machine, th...

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