After the shutting down of Silk Road who will pop up to take it’s place?
By Dark Politricks
Recently we have had the shut down of the online darknet Silk Road website.
Apparently the man behind it, Ross Ulbricht, was found with bitcoins worth $3.6m (£2.2m) when the FBI raided him.
What we need is a proper “DarkNet search engine”.
The problem is once it was created everyone would be on it and it wouldn’t be dark anymore.
However a program, downloaded to the users computer like P2P software, that crawled behind the scenes to find “dark” sites from links on certain messageboards and other “known dark site” locations could be made instead.
Just like the NSA and their own super Google, we need a way to quickly make a local search engine on the users PC of encrypted files that when ran locally acted like a search engine.
No public domain, no WHOIS records, just a way to obtain the software and download it to your PC and run it locally.
The website would be local to your PC so no log files and just return sites from a local search engine – your own personal naughty Google.
Obviously you would use TOR like software or proxies to make all HTTP requests – but then you would be doing that anyway if you had half a brain. Maybe you would need to prove yourself first before downloading it – maybe after a criminal record check to ensure you ARE a criminal!
Maybe I might just build my own one for a test and see how it goes. I did manage to make a similar piece of software called Proxy Hunter that goes off and finds proxies from any website, decodes the source using various methods, tests and then stores the Proxies on demand for use if required. Works a charm.
This could be a good programming challenge! Who will take it up!
Crawling the web is NOT illegal, sending drugs over state or country borders is!
Whether drugs should be legalised altogether is another question!
However what I cannot believe is why the doofus behind the site used an email address with his name in it?
Had he never heard of disposable email addresses?
All it seems to take is one mistake by an idiot criminal not thinking ahead far enough and then a few years later – bang – 6 o’clock knock by the old bill (or FBI in his case).
Lets see what pops up in it’s place.
Just like a drugs gang, when one gets shut down, ten new ones open in their place.
If any of you have any links, messaboards that point to such links, or known front ends to such dark sites, then please forward them (email or comment) on so I can help write this crawler.
It will be an interesting challenge but obviously I don’t want to crawl google but instead know hubs and maybe “submitted” links. Proxy front ends for Pirate Bay, new Silk Roads, alternative news sites that appear no-where in Google and other sites that would be of “interest” to certain people.
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