Crime / Law

Silk Road: Will cybercrime evolve in wake of takedown?

Silk Road, the infamous online marketplace for drugs and other illegal goods, was closed down by the FBI earlier this month. Since then its alleged founder, Ross Ulbricht – who denies being the site’s operator known as Dread Pirate Roberts – has been taken into custody, and police forces around the world have been making arrests.
It is a blow to the sale and distribution of harmful substances, including cocaine and heroin, as well as disrupting other criminal activities arranged online, such as the sale of weapons and hitmen for hire.
But for how long will society have been made safer?

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