The FBI says it's unmasked the man behind the notorious underground online drug market Silk Road. 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht has been charged with running Silk Road under the moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," according to a complaint released today. According to the complaint, Silk Road was a massive business, doing in total $1.2 billion in sales and leading to $80 million in commissions. Ulbricht has been hit with conspiracy charges related to possession with intent to distribute drugs, hacking and money laundering.
Here's the complain, via Brian Krebs. More to come:
Silk Road Criminal Complaint (Text)