Computer Forensics Critical in the Trial of Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht

The ongoing trial of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht (a.k.a. Dread Pirate Roberts, or DPR) is not only fascinating, but it will have tremendous implications for criminals in the future. With close to a million registered users on the Silk Road and approximately $1.3 billion in transactions, the government had no choice but to prosecute the creator and alleged chief executive – Ross Ulbricht.

The Tor network Ulbricht used for years has been notorious for shielding the identities of some of the world’s most unsavory characters – trading in child abuse images, dealing narcotics, proffering stolen credit card numbers, pedaling guns and ammunition and many other illicit activities. If the government proves their case and successfully convicts Ulbricht, it will send shockwaves through the Dark Net community of criminal actors…

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