Dread Pirate Roberts' journal? posted February 2015
server was ddosed, meaning someone knew the real IP. I assumed they obtained it by becoming a guard node. So, I migrated to a new server and set up private guard nodes. There was significant downtime and someone has mentioned that they discovered the IP via a leak from lighttpd.
being blackmailed with user info. talking with large distributor (hell's angels).
commissioned hit on blackmailer with angels
got word that blackmailer was excuted created file upload script started to fix problem with bond refunds over 3 months old
got death threat from someone (DeathFromAbove)
withdrawals all caught up made a sign error when fixing the bond refund bug, so several vendors had very negative accounts. switched to direct connect for bitcoin instead of over ssh portforward received visual confirmation of blackmailers execution
gave angels go ahead to find tony7
sent payment to angels for hit on tony76 and his 3 associates
04/21 - 04/30/2013
market and forums under sever DoS attack. Gave 10k btc ransom but attack continued.
attacker agreed to stop if I give him the first $100k of revenue and $50k per week thereafter. He stopped, but there appears to be another DoS attack still persisting
paid $100k to attacker
paid the attacker $50k
rewrote orders page paid attacker $50k weekly ransom $2M was stolen from my mtgox account by DEA
09/19 - 09/25/2013
red got in a jam and needed $500k to get out. ultimately he convinced me to give it to him, but I got his ID first and had cimon send harry, his new soldier of fortune, to vancouver to get $800k in cash to cover it. red has been mainly out of communication, but i haven't lost hope. Atlantis shut down. I was messaged by one of their team who said they shut down because of an FBI doc leaked to them detailing vulnerabilities in Tor.
Had revelation about the need to eat well, get good sleep, and meditate so I can stay positive and productive.
All of this sounds so surreal. He is making a huge amount of money for sure. A million dollars doesn't seem much for him. He is constantly buying servers and he seems to be coding a lot. He also seem like a normal dude.
And here's a funny thread on who's Variety Jones