Friday, January 23, 2015

Silk Road 2.0 deputy arrested after 6-month attack on Tor

With the trial of alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht under way for a second week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents have also now arrested the alleged deputy of the illegal drug bazaar's reboot, Silk Road 2.0.

Brian Richard Farrell, 26, of Bellevue, Washington, was arrested last week and charged on Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, according to a statement from the office of Acting US Attorney Annette L. Hayes, for the Western District of Washington.

Farrell allegedly went by the handle "DoctorClu" on Silk Road 2.0, which sprang up in November 2013 following the government's seizure of the first Silk Road website.