FBI Captures Alleged Silk Road Pirate Boss Using His Own Methods

FBI Captures Alleged Silk Road Pirate Boss Using His Own Methods

Chih Hsueh Tseng/Getty Images

For two years, cybercrime experts from the FBI pored over the secretive online drug bazaar known as Silk Road -- an underground operation that had become, by the time the FBI shut it down this week, the venue for $1 billion worth of illegal transactions, according to prosecutors.