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Silk Road bust hints at FBI's new cybercrime powers

 He was caught through ads and coding queries related to Silk Road, posted to the web in the early days of development, and tagged using his real email address.

The end of Silk Road means the FBI has now brought down two of the most famous services on Tor, the anonymising software that lets users access hidden parts of the internet, known as the darknet.

Earlier this year, it busted shady web-hosting company Freedom Hosting – known for turning a blind eye to child porn websites. Although Ulbricht was caught though a couple of small mistakes, the computers running Silk Road and Freedom Hosting were supposed to be impossible to find, running as hidden services within Tor, obscured from the rest of the internet by layers of routing computers.

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