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Silk Road 2 Hacked, All Bitcoins Stolen – $2.7 Miliion

Update 5: Alleged Silk Road 2.0 Hacker Doxxed!?

Update 4: Defcon’s Latest post: We Will Repay The Stolen Funds

Update 3: Silk Road 2 Admin – Silk Road is not dead!

Update 2: As the time passes there are more and more suspicions that this was in fact a SCAM by the Silk Road staff – and not a hack, we will post more details about it once, and if we get the full picture.

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Update: The amount of BTC that was stolen was calculated by Nicholas Weaver @NCWeaver – Computer Security Researcher, to be around:  4474.266369160003BTC that are with the value of about $2.7 Million.

It was just announced in a post by Defcon the Silk Road administrator (this post will be updated as soon as we get more info) –
Yes, what seemed to be an imaginary situation until not long ago, just became true, the silk road2  – the site who counted to be the security fortress of the deep web just has been hacked with its bitcoin stolen.  as he announced on the sites forums,  we pasted his post here:

Link to the original thread on Silk Road 2 Forums:  http://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion/index.php?topic=25091.msg491029#msg491029

=====Start Quote====

I am sweating as I write this.

Christmas brought grave news. I cannot adequately express how deeply honored I was by your unconditional support of my staff.

I do not expect the same reaction to today’s revelations. This movement is built on integrity, and I feel obligated to be forthright with you.

I held myself to a high standard as your leader, yet now I must utter words all too familiar to this scarred community:

We have been hacked.

Nobody is in danger, no information has been leaked, and server access was never obtained by the attacker.

Our initial investigations indicate that a vendor exploited a recently discovered vulnerability in the Bitcoin protocol known as “transaction malleability” to repeatedly withdraw coins from our system until it was completely empty.

Despite our hardening and pentesting procedures, this attack vector was outside of penetration testing scope due to being rooted in the Bitcoin protocol itself.

This attack hit us at the worst possible time. We were planning on re-launching the new auto-finalize and Dispute Center this past weekend, and our projections of order finalization volume indicated that we would need the community’s full balance in hot storage.

In retrospect this was incredibly foolish, and I take full responsibility for this decision.

I have failed you as a leader, and am completely devastated by today’s discoveries. I should have taken MtGox and Bitstamp’s lead and disabled withdrawals as soon as the malleability issue was reported. I was slow to respond and too skeptical of the possible issue at hand. It is a crushing blow. I cannot find the words to express how deeply I want this movement to be safe from the very threats I just watched materialize during my watch.

I’ve included transaction logs at the bottom of this message. Review the vendor’s dishonest actions and use whatever means you deem necessary to bring this person to justice. More details will emerge as we continue to investigate.

Given the right flavor of influence from our community, we can only hope that he will decide to return the coins with integrity as opposed to hiding like a coward.

It takes the integrity of all of us to push this movement forward. Whoever you are, you still have a chance to act in the interest of helping this community. Keep a percentage, return the rest. Don’t walk away with your fellow freedom fighters’ coins. DPR2 returned the cold storage. I didn’t run with the gold. But two people alone cannot move us forward. It takes an entire community committing to integrity – and though this crushing blow will not stop us, it sure is a testament to how greedy some bastards truly are.

Being a part of this movement might be the most defining thing you do with your entire life.

Don’t trade that for greed, comrades.

I will fight here by your side, even the greedy bastards amongst us.

This community has suffered great financial loss over and over again, and I am devastated that it has happened again under my watch.

Hindsight is already suggesting dozens of ways this could have been prevented, but we must march onward.

The only way to reverse a community’s greed is through generosity. Our true character is revealed during trying times.

If this financial hardship places you at risk of physical harm, contact me directly and I will do my best to help you with my remaining personal funds.

Now what.

Never again store your escrow bitcoins on a server.

Silk Road will never again be a centralized escrow storage.

This week has shown the collateral damage we can cause by being a huge target and failing in just one unforeseen area.

I am now fully convinced that no hosted escrow service is safe.

If I cannot trust myself to keep a hosted escrow solution safe, I cannot trust anyone.

Multi-signature transactions are the only way this community will be protected long-term.

I am aggressively tasking our devs on building out multi-sig support for commonly-used bitcoin clients. Expect a generous bounty if you have the skill to implement this.

Until then.

1. We will never again allow ourselves to be a single point of failure. We will never again host your Escrow wallets.

2. Vendor registration is closed while we regroup.

3. All listings on Silk Road are now No-Escrow (Finalize-Early) for 1-2 months while we implement multi-signature transactions and lobby for mainstream Bitcoin client multi-sig support.

4. All unshipped orders have been cancelled.

5. Vendors may link to other marketplaces on a trail basis until we launch multi-sig, then we will re-evaluate based on community input. We do not want to be a centralized point of failure, but we also do not want to lead our buyers into dangerous waters.

6. From this point forward DO NOT trust markets with centralized escrow. Use multi-signature transactions whenever possible, with trusted third parties as escrow providers.

Everything will be offline for 24-48 hours to minimize variables as we continue to investigate. The evidence we have below will be expanded based on our findings.

– ——————

No marketplace is perfect. Expect any centralized market to fail at some point. This is precisely why we must unite in the decision to decentralize.

We are relieved that our security procedures protected user identities, and that no servers were compromised. This was not a worst-case scenario: nobody will be getting arrested from this. Financial loss is terrible, but will not put all of us behind bars.

The details we have on the hacker are below. Stop at nothing to bring this person to your own definition of justice.

Humbled and furious,

Defcon

– ——————

# Attacker Intel as of 2014-02-13 18:00:00 UTC

We normally do not doxx anyone, and hold user information sacred. But this is an extreme situation affecting our entire community, and all three users who have exploited this vulnerability are very much at risk until they approach us directly to assist with any information.

Do not reveal any details of the attack. This will jeopardize your reward. Contact us directly.

If anyone has purchased or sold to these usernames, expect generous bounties for any information you can contribute which leads to identification.

# Attacker 1: (Responsible for 95% of theft)
Suspected French, responsible for vast majority of the thefts. Used the following six vendor accounts to order from each other, to find and exploit the vulnerability aggressively.

## Usernames used:
narco93
ketama
riccola
germancoke
napolicoke
smokinglife

Transactions listed at bottom of this file. Finding Attacker 1 is top priority.

# Attacker 2: (Responsible for ~2.5% of theft, using same methods towards end of attack lifecycle, likely knows Attacker 1)
LethalWeapon – Australia – “stumbled upon” large amount of BTC

# Attacker 3: (Responsible for ~2.5% of theft, using same methods towards end of attack lifecycle, likely knows Attacker 1)
mrkermit – Australia

# Theft Withdrawal Transactions and historical withdrawals by Attacker 1
address,txid_cleaned
{Here some big list of withdrawal addresses with the stolen bitcoins}

=====End Quote====

Aside from the endless marketplaces being hacked every day now, this is the most shocking event we have encountered – as Silk Road being the largest DarkNet market nowadays was probably holding the largest sum of money of them all – it is not yet clear how many Bitcoins were stolen exactly, but its almost certain that this is about to become the largest theft in the Deep Web history – bigger than the Sheep Marketplace Scam that had amount equal at the time to $40 million in bitcoins stolen by its admins.

This case only serves as ANOTHER, Very Painful lesson about – why on-site escrows are bad, and should not be used! only direct transaction or mulsig escrow like the one offered at themarketplace.i2p are the safe way to conduct business on these sites.

Is this the end of the centralized marketplaces?

We sure hope so!  as we posted here again and again, they are not safe, and will always end up being hacked or having the money stolen by their admins.

So who were the hackers?

Few hours before the announcement we at DeepDotWeb received a mail saying: “SilkRoad hacked, 150 BTC stolen, you heard it first from me” this was sent to us by a reddit user who claimed since yesterday he was going to hack SR and steal the sites money – we are trying to verify if this amount matches the amounts that were stolen by the “smaller” hackers that Defcon reported in his post, the others remain unknown.

The Silk Road moderators ranged from pleading or threatening the hackers:

stealth

To a complete shock:

tang To an Apology:

docclu

The users reaction was not much different obviously and ranged between shocked / angry / desperate or accusing the sites admins to the thief’s themselves:

IS ANYONE ELSE BUYINGGGG THIS? !!! WE ARE FIXING ESCROW  WE ARE FIXING VENDOR REFUNDS? WE ARE DOING ALL WE CAN
THIS SHEEP !!!! STYLE FUCKING BY OUR TRUSTED SR GUYS ,

ITS FUCKING PLAIN AND SIMPLE ESCROW SYSTEM WAS A SCAM SO EVERY COCKSUCKER WHO DIDNT FINALZE THE COINS STAYED IN THE BANK AND OPPS WE HAVE BEEN HACKED

!!! WE ARE FIXING THE VENNDOR REFUND ? YEAH RIGHT RIGHT ANOTHER PERFECT SCAM, MORE COIN IN THE BANK AND AT THE RIGHT TIME
AGAIN OOPSS WE HAVE BEEN HACKED \

DEFCON GO FUCK YOUR SELF , U GUYS HAVE NOT DOMNE NOTHING ABOUT THE ESCROW SYSTEM , U HAVE DONE NOTHIGN ABOUT VENDOR REFUND , ALL U GUYS DID IS LET THE FUCKING BANK  BUILD UP AND SORRY GUYS WE HAVE BEEN HACKED

EVERY DOG GETS THERE DAY AND I CANT WAIT TILL I SEE ONE OF U FALL

Some even tried to help in some way.

For us – the big question is “how much”? , we will keep following up on this and updating this post as we get new information – for now, you can check out other site on this list.

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60 comments

  1. The author’s mistake is thinking that it is a fellow freedom fighter and not the state that is engaged in the malicious activity.

    • Which do you think s more likely:
      1) it’s a scam
      2) it’s a government conspiracy omg

      Can you fruitloops stop blaming everything on the latter? Just once?

    • Jack a.. does not even use his real name. He is scared of not only the government but his own shadow and probably living in his mom’s basement or a bunker with guns and porno

  2. So…. a web site that specializes in the facilitation of gross illegal activity has the gaul to talk about “moral compass” and not being a “anonymous coward,” oh, the irony!!!!

    • It is not always true that what is illegal is morally wrong.

      • in fact, strictly going by what is illegal and legal is a strong sign that a person is not capable of deciding what is good or bad himself/herself. think children who only obey rules when mommy and daddy are looking, and not because they can understand just why they aren’t allowed to eat too much candy before bed-time.

        • That is not a fact, that is an opinion.

          • Yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

          • dude this is a comment section. Unless explicitely declared as fact, EVERYTHING IS OPINION.

            I can tell already he threated your world view so you felt the need to attack him. Pretty lame stuff bro.

          • “Unless explicitely declared as fact…”

            He actually prefaced his words with: “In fact, …”. In fact.

            My OPINION is that this constitutes explicitly declaring the remainder of the sentence as fact. Which is what Shackner White was disputing.

            I wouldn’t have bothered quibbling, except for your extraordinary conclusion about the poster’s world view being threatened, which was drawing a pretty long bow.

        • I was like that as a child but it was more because of how I was raised than because of who I was. My parents never taught me understanding so I followed all the rules finding as many loopholes as possible. I’ve never been a bad kid but I was an insecure asshole in school who could never quite grasp why nobody liked him. I was never taught to think for myself but was lucky enough to become exposed to myself through psychedelic conquest.

      • Hey! Maybe the “hacker” (using quotes because this is quite obviously an inside job) is taking all of that money and donating it to the poor? Morally he is now free and clear, amirite?

        • Nope. You’ve just brought up the old analogy of pushing a fat person off a cliff to stop a tram that’s about to hit 4 people. Morally right actions don’t make morally wrong actions any more acceptable. It is often seen as playing god or manipulating morals. Robin Hood(whose existence is arguable) was only right to steal from the rich because the rich had first stolen from the poor. No action is universally good or bad, it always depends on the situation.

          • I think you’re misinterpreting the trolly problem. The majority of people actually believe that sacrificing one to save many is the morally right thing to do (depending on how you ask the question.) It is meant to be a thought experiment, without a right or wrong answer.

            The moral system I prefer looks at the consequences of actions. If the consequences of stealing 2.7 million dollars and giving it to the poor are better than the consequences of just letting that 2.7 million dollars be used by its proper owner (and the owners are criminals, how much good are they really doing?), then it would be right to act that way.

    • Very few people consider theft to be morally acceptable, while it is certainly disputable that the sale and use of controlled substances – a large portion of the trade on such a market – is immoral.

      • Google ‘faces of meth’ and then continue talking about controlled substances being moral, please, stop kidding yourself. I’ll dumb down my original point:

        There is no honor among thieves.

        • The law didn’t stop those people taking meth, it just made sure they were arrested for it.

          All ‘controlled substances’ are not the same, some pose vastly less danger than alcohol.

          It is immoral to decide for someone else what goes into their body.

          Especially in the case of lsd (cluster headaches) mdma (ptsd) and marijuana (glaucoma) where these substances are vital medicines.

        • Meth is truly one of the worse drugs in the world, however it is not the only drug. Most controlled substances aren’t even in the same league, and many can be very beneficial to the human spirit.

          • Hi,
            I have ADD and take methamphetamines everyday (in low doses). I wouldn’t be able to work as a programmer without them. I don’t think it’s immoral.

        • You do realise that often those people look like that because they are *homeless* meth users who struggle to survive. They have been forgotten by society and exploited as a propaganda tool. I know many long-time meth users and none look anything like the “faces of meth”. Many of them struggle with discerning reality from psychosis but if you pass them on the street you’d never guess they had a steady meth addiction. If you struck a conversation with them you might even look up to them.

          • ADD and RAW you 2 fellas tell it like it really is. I been awire case since childhood even arrested for possession. Did the whole 9 yards that goes along with your basic to gotta have it criminal activities to rehab. Long story short. If you know how to control it without letting it control you? It can very beneficial to a strong minded for enhancements even for a person like me who was disabilities and needs to wound up in order to function correctly. (y)

        • Look at ‘this bar graph’ and realize you’re either scientifically illiterate or a fucking moron.

          http://download.thelancet.com/images/journalimages/0140-6736/PIIS0140673610614626.gr4.lrg.jpg

        • Hold on for the ride

          Meth is one of those drugs that most likely would not exist if other substances were available and regulated. If an addict could walk into a specialty store and buy cocaine, cocaine he then knows is safe and not funding a cartel, he wouldn’t NEED to seek out the cheapest fix, meth. And to those of you that don’t do drugs and may say “just stop taking drugs”, congrats on a great life. There are people out there that wake up every day in some sort of pain, physical or mental, and need help to make that pain subside, or at least make it tolerable. A lot of people I know who are “against drugs” are also the first ones at the bar ordering a drink. We all have vices, why are yours any better than mine?

          • Hold on for the ride

            P.S. I don’t do meth. I just believe in an open, but regulated, market. I also believe that a regulated drug market would mean a happy and healthy economy.

  3. Hilarious reading, and while I’m no shrink it seems a distinct possibility that the speech is deceptive.

    Consider:
    1. Naive declaration of anxiety- ‘sweating as he types this’. Really? Maybe internet nerds do believe that people with actual consciences sweat when they are emotional, and are convinced that this makes them sincere.
    2. Impossibly conditional offer of help- people are to write him a begging letter, he decides, and everything is supposed to be OK.
    3. Making recommendations that are not new at all. Muti-sig, bitcoin vulnerability, etc, all very well known, and if they wanted to implement any security measures they could have done so well before declaring that the one and only flaw was oh so coincidentally time when the money was in hot storage. Could not have been timed better unless it was an inside job. Unless it was.
    4. Declaring their precise knowledge of how the ‘heist’ happened is an obvious misdirect. If they were in any sincere trouble they would have raised the alarm and panicked to shut down the moment anything was suspected, at the very least to protect the site’s reputation. Not after the heist was all over.
    5. Some clearly Freudian confessions… ‘I cannot trust myself..” etc.

    See? No? Ok maybe Im being too cynical. But, just sayin’.

    • I see what you’re saying and there’s a good chance you’re right, but I’m just sitting here wondering if there’s a way I can profit off of this.

      • Really, defcon? Haven’t you made enough money already? ;)

        OK, here’s a tip: Buy lots and lots of bitcoin NOW. The currency is crashing because of the panic, but it is bound to spring back up in a few weeks if not sooner, and you will be flush with cash. This hype around the dark net is only going to stir the ingnorant public into frenzied curiosity about this new money, and they are already hot for the new celebrity: anonymity.

        I won’t bill you. Just send me a high class hooker or two, funded from your filthy profit stash.

    • If your scenario is correct it should be easy enough to detect with a little time.
      Such a theft would be enough money to make even the greediest Admin looking for an ‘Exit Strategy’ (if one wasn’t already pre-planned which it probably would have)
      This part of the plan could be carried out in many ways but it would probably involve a series of excuses towards his community blaming of ‘protocols’ maybe being ‘unworkable’ maybe ‘personal’ reasons. Some reason not to continue within the site and allow him/she/them[?] to quietly slip away.

      This is of course, is only using a rational and logical approach and for some people even a couple of million $ isn’t enough. Greed/Ego could be involved. This would mean that a huge amount of stupidity would also have be involved to continue after such an event (and completely unnecessary.)
      I only know of this Defcon from his post in this article. From it he certainly doesn’t appear stupid at all.
      That being the case… Just look for the exit strategy ‘IF’ there is involvement.

  4. So it looks like the link is dead.

    • It has a .onion address. You can’t open on clearnet, you have to use a Tor browser. It is really simple now-a-days and you can download tor browser bundle, install and off you go. I would recommend reading up on this though before you try it out to make sure you’re safe while surfing.

  5. It has already been established since long that transaction malleability cannot be used to “pull” money out of a wallet, cannot be used to make a rogue transaction from a wallet. It’s a “smoke screen”, a social engineering trick. This is where the Silk Road 2 admin’s statements becomes an obvious lie, proving that he indeed stole the Bitcoins himself.

  6. Look son you know they are all Gmod.biz players/server owner i.e German total douche

  7. You don’t need to be a shrink, this is indeed hilarious. It’s like a child trying to lie by overacting and thinking of everything you are going to say and countering it first. This is clearly acting; if this person is not directly involved, they are covering for something else that they know. So dramatic, so anticipatorily defensive, so “I’m just lost and don’t know what to do, we’re all in this together!!”, the concepts of integrity and honesty and honour and the movement being repeated over and over again…if this doesn’t read like someone is trying to sell you something, then you’ve never had a big lie sold to you in your life. Not a chance in hell this is an authentic reaction. I will fight by your side, comrades??? What is this, freaking Braveheart?

    It’s a very typical mistake by people who think they are smart but don’t really know how to lie — they tell an over the top, overly-attempting-to-be-convincing story that is incredibly calculated and attempts to be airtight, but just isn’t the way that someone telling the truth would react. Ask a cop — this sort of thing is a deception 101. “How to move forward” or “what you can do to get back at them” is my favourite part…if you actually cared or thought someone would be caught, you would be urgently gathering resources and working on that and getting the millions of bucks back, not planning on what to do the next time. Classic diversion/deflection attempt. Sorry to anyone who lost money to these lying clowns.

    • Honestly, if I had just lost $1m that wasnt mine, I would be trying to think of everything they were going to say ahead of time too. I would try and make it seem like I was freaking out, etc.

  8. Defcon is a scammer. Written all over in red flaming letters.

  9. Inside job, the Silk Road 2 Admins jsut got rich!

    http://www.Anon-Works.com

  10. Uh. This is why I don’t even understand bitcoin. Our national currency has developed over hundreds of years. The principles and risks remain the same except now it’s not federally insured. Hmm. So. Yeah. No.

  11. Not a single atom of this makes sense.

    Transaction malleability makes transactions look like they don’t go through. It’s not possible to steal money. Not at all. MtGox had a support staff who did all sort of stupid things, including pay people when their transactions had failed. But why would you do that? Silk Road definitively didn’t.

    A long pointless email about sweating and what not … but not a single explanation about how this was done except alluding to things which does not make sense.

    Of course this was a scam. Anonymous people promising to hold your money but not take it … yeah … I’ve got a hot Nigerian prince on the other line and he’s got a bridge to sell!

  12. Besides the multitude of factors that would make one think this is an inside job.. the thing that struck me was; when a vulnerability is publicly known, and you’re in charge of a multimillion dollar business that could be a direct target of that vulnerability.. why wouldn’t you take measures to protect that investment? and not continue business like you’re immune raking in cash and “implementing” security measures when you see fit. Then once hacked, shrug it off with a sorry, a few threats, and a Genghis Khan monologue, while the “suspects” disappear like a fart in the wind.

    “Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”

  13. Why hasn’t any darknet admin tried taking a tiny percentage(say 0.01%) of all wallet withdrawals and deposits? It’s a strategy that has been over-used in the banking world and I’m sure it’d go fairly undetected while slowly earning the admin more profit the more the site expands. This method wouldn’t piss off an entire community, would be difficult to track(once detected) and would likely be more profitable in the long run.

    • If it was a scam, methinks they are trying to exploit boom-bust cycles – purposefully crash the market so that they can profit.

      This hypothesis can be easily tested by looking at how much btc isn’t gone, I.e. how much they would stand to gain.

      However, if it is a scam, I think they’ve made a serious mistake, and one which means of two things – either they have ushered in an era of unfettered oversight from anyone who doesn’t wish their btc to go randomly missing during the trade of goods, meaning that they expect to go non rogue this way (unlikely), which I can only see as backfiring, or they have just destroyed their own best user base – which I see as a large problem for them in the future – no one with any sort of sense will deign to use their services. And you need a modicum of sense if you plan in dealing illicit things, no matter how great the security.

      If it wasn’t a scam, well, I can’t say I’m all too sorry to see it go. I would prefer btc to be used more in the light.

  14. I’m a user of Bitcoin myself and I’m very troubled by these news. I hope the Bitcoin community can find a way to not let such an incidence happen again. However, I don’t believe this incident should stop us from using Bitcoin more in our lives, as it is a very useful system.

  15. GUYS. This just happened in wallstreet. It isn’t new. It’s the direct result of a condition that only humans suffer from: Greed. It will never change, people will never change, and putting your trust in an anonymous person with no contract or protection for your money, is a horrible idea. Lower your expectation for humanity and you’ll be a lot happier.

    Also (to reference the first comments regarding morality, etc.), this email was an expression of honor, not morality. There is no honor in the black market, and there is no honor among thieves. Neither groups would survive.

  16. if this is a scam, I hope at least 500 000 bucks will be given for defense of ross ulbricht, admins are his friends, if i remember good.

  17. https://blockchain.info/address/1KpximqrHmxasdn4HEYNBxqDoyMxENEGnW

    2,368 bitcoins going for a walk at 18:26 UK time, 13 feb 2014

  18. The hackers targeted Silk Road 2 and swiped their entire Bitcoin wallet clean. Using transaction malleability exploit, the hackers maneuvered the assault causing a damage of worth $2.7 million. Hackers first purchased orders from one another and then claimed for a refund. Using transaction malleability exploit, they bypassed transaction ID verification which enabled them to claim refunds in a loop. Read more for new updates about this story Source: vpnranks.com/bitcoin-hacked-silk-road-2-experience-loss-of-2-7-million

  19. The mere fact that “defcon” blames “transaction malleability” leaves absolutely no room for anything but the simplest explanation: The admin stole the funds. It really is that simple. Sure, “transaction malleability” is a fancy term and the story sounds plausible if you have absolutely no idea what this means and how Bitcoin works.

  20. Good writeup. Your doing a fine job covering the deep web.

  21. If you think a government has laws to protect you, you are mistaken.

  22. So i was following a trail of bitcoin transfers from users on silk road, wtf is this:
    https://blockchain.info/address/1EFFTDrZYZy6s7qP2gCfeEWbnb9ViqdaxG

  23. silkroad v3 is coming

    defcon is a fucking scumbag scammer.
    But he is dpr so i will; happily get scammed by srv3
    RIP SILK ROAD oct3 2013

  24. Are most people blaming Defcon because he’s the only one who’s not “anonymous?” With the amount of identity theft and hacking, why is it so hard to believe that one, or a group of people got into the SR servers and sites at just the right time? They maybe knew that alot of the community would blame the admin. because they could actually point a finger at them. Why must there always be someone to blame?

    Even when an accident happens and there is a loss of life, a family will blame the person involved as though it was intentional. Sometimes shit happens. Really shitty shit. And sometimes we just don’t know who to blame. That doesn’t make it right to blame the only person available. This is the reason why there are so many innocent people in jail. The police take their first suspect and build a case around them, instead of looking at the evidence and either letting that person go, or, God-forbid, saying that at this time we just don’t have enough evidence.

    No, the public must have someone to hang, evidence or not. So many on these sites hate the FED’s but many also seem to be acting just as they do in many situations. Before we all accuse, let the facts come in and then, and only then, can an opinion be reached. It may be that we will never know. But I think Sheep proved what most culprits do after they’ve stolen all your money.

    Maybe I’m wrong and we have a sly, witty character who sticks around the scene of the crime. I ask you all to wait and see if your money starts getting refunded before you hang the one person that’s keeping us informed.

    • I have read every single comment and you sir are the most logical put to good reason on the whole subject. I like the way you think because me myself I look at matters, situations in ways of not finding the person to blame , to look at the overall big picture and see the angles without judgement. Blame will arise of course and being right with the facts is the bottom to the top of the line, the line that got crossed over.

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  26. Remember the day someone sold btc-e down to 102$ with bitcoins?

    Has anyone looked into this in connection to this “hack”?

    Remember, those were some precarious times for btc, lots of FUD was around…

    Maybe they thought the whole ship was sinking, and decided to cash out all the bitcoins, in case it crashed completely…inside job, you know?

    Wouldn’t surprise me.

  27. brb making silkroad 3.0 then stealing all the bitcoins.

  28. 6 months later and nearly 100% of the lost/stolen/hacked funds have been paid back. There are now some escrow balance discrepancies which need to be squared, and they will be. Either way, this is the first time ever in history- in real life, on the internet, or on darknet- that people have been repaid to such a degree.

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