With the media reporting that internet drug dealing is on the rise, it’s no great surprise that new marketplaces have started popping up wanting a piece of the action. Most of these seem to be wannabes with no real hope of making a dent into the big boy’s market share. But a couple seem determined to provide real competition to Silk Road, the undisputed market leader with 7,053 drug listings.
Posts Tagged ‘Eileen Ormsby’
Tags: Atlantis, dark web, drug website, drugs, Eileen Ormsby, Eiley, online drugs, Silk Road, Tor
Tags: dark web, darknet, Eileen Ormsby, Eiley, fight club, fight to the death, gladiator, Tor
One of the most pervasive urban myths on the darkweb is that you can find underground rings of Django Unchained-style fights to the death. Some of the believers claim they give millionaire members the opportunity to attend such fights; others say there are live webcams broadcasting them, which can be accessed for a fee.
I’ve trawled the Onion, far beyond what’s available on the Hidden Wiki, and have yet to uncover any evidence at all. Yet, like all urban myths, those who wish to believe insist that its true. There’s one here for example:
Tags: Customs, dark web, darknet, drugs, Eileen Ormsby, Eiley, internet scam, online drugs, Silk Road, tony76, war on drugs
The most successful Australian vendor on Silk Road has conned their customers out of tens of thousands of dollars
Aussie vendor EnterTheMatrix had a simple and effective business model. Purchase Australia’s most popular party drugs from overseas vendors on Silk Road, add a 400% markup and resell them to Aussie Silk Road customers. Although there were plenty of grumbles about the prices, those who wanted their drugs quickly (ETM sent by Express Post) and did not want to take the risk of importing via Customs (legal consequences are much harsher when ordering overseas) begrudgingly paid a premium. After all, it was around the same as street prices and at least the quality of the goods tended to be consistently high.
Tags: dark web, darknet, drugs, Eileen Ormsby, Eiley, Paul Howard, shadh1, Silk Road, Tor, war on drugs
If small-time drug dealer shadh1 had purchased his drugs from Australians, his jail term would be less than half what he received.
As a drug dealer, shadh1 was really really bad at his job. One of the key performance indicators is an ability to stay off the radar of law enforcement authorities, who are obliged to arrest and prosecute people who sell drugs to other people when they find out it’s happening.
Shadh1 failed miserably at the whole stealth thing. He allowed customers to pass on his phone number to complete strangers for the purposes of ordering drugs, kept every single incriminating text message ever sent or received and left all the paraphernalia that screams ‘drug dealer’ strewn around his house. He ordered drugs to his home address and his own name from countries from which mail is known to be more heavily scrutinised. When twelve pieces of mail went missing, he just kept ordering more – to the same name and the same address – without stopping to wonder what happened to the ones that never showed. He created a vendor account on the most famous online black market in the world, choosing an unusual username – the only other place it could be found was on his BMW’s numberplate.
Tags: dark web, darknet, drugs, Eileen Ormsby, Eiley, Silk Road, Tor
I said I wasn’t going to give it any oxygen in my last post, but I really think it should be pulled apart for the appalling piece of journalism it is. Let’s have a look at Andrew Landeryou’s Vexnews piece, para by para:
Tags: dark web, darknet, drugs, Eileen Ormsby, Eiley, online drugs, Silk Road, Tor
Last Wednesday I went along to sit in on the plea hearing of the first major Australian ‘Silk Road’ case, expecting to perhaps get a blog post out of it. I never expected what would come next.
The court heard evidence of 12 parcels containing drugs that had been intercepted between 27 March and 29 June 2012. In his opening, the defence barrister said he would be tendering a news article into evidence that he claimed led his client to discover Silk Road. I figured it couldn’t be one of mine, as the first time I had ever written about Silk Road was 27 April 2012.
The prosecution’s case covered:
Tags: dark web, darknet, drugs, Eileen Ormsby, Eiley, hacking, internet scam, online drugs, Silk Road, Tor
Ever since the suspected DDoS attack in November, the admins at Silk Road have been combating a number of different scams and attacks on the site.
It’s hard to tell whether this is a concerted attack by one group determined to piss the website off or each one is separate. The most pervasive ones have been: