31 Mar '15, 7pm

Supposedly Corrupt Silk Road Narc Shows Us Why Feds Don’t Need to Hack PGP or Bitcoin: One of the agents, Carl…

Supposedly Corrupt Silk Road Narc Shows Us Why Feds Don’t Need to Hack PGP or Bitcoin: One of the agents, Carl…

Ross Ulbricht was already of found guilty of running an online drug ring. Now, the narcs who were mixed up in Silk Road might go away with him. (Photo: Getty) Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that they had arrested two undercover agents who had used the investigation into online black market Silk Road as an opportunity to go rogue and become self-made criminal tycoons. One of the agents, Carl Mark Force IV, allegedly used technologies like Bitcoin and PGP in order to steal money from Silk Road’s leadership and siphon it into personal accounts. But while these systems are thought to be uncrackable, you can still use them poorly. In other words: Just because a car has great airbags and excellent safety standards, doesn’t mean a shitty driver can just avoid any horrible accident. This is perfectly demonstrated in an incident where Mr. Force allegedly extorted 52...

Full article: http://observer.com/2015/03/supposedly-corrupt-silk-road-...

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