Utopia online bazaar seized

jim bell jamesdbell9 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 14 23:04:43 PST 2014

From: Henry Rivera <4chaos.onelove at gmail.com>
To: "cypherpunks at cpunks.org" <cypherpunks at cpunks.org> 

>I see Dutch authorities got 900 btc out of this. 
>I see no info on how the operation's security was compromised. It was a TOR site. 

>"Police have seized Dutch online bazaar Utopia, a site similar to the infamous Silk Road for trading illegal goods, and arrested five suspects, the> >Dutch public prosecutor said Wednesday.
>Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-dutch-utopia-website-guns-drugs.html#jCp

At some point, hopefully quite soon, people will see the futility of running a "Silk-Road-type" site, without equipping it with some form of proactive security, perhaps 'AP' or Sanjuro's 'Assassination Market'.  
As stated by the character "Dr. Strangelove", in the movie of the same name,    "Deterrence is the art of producing in the mind of the enemy... the FEAR to attack." 

           Jim Bell

(from:   http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0032594/quotes   )
[discussing the Doomsday machine] 
President Merkin Muffley: How is it possible for this thing to be triggered automatically and at the same time impossible to untrigger? 
Dr. Strangelove: Mr. President, it is not only possible, it is essential. That is the whole idea of this machine, you know. Deterrence is the art of producing in the mind of the enemy... the FEAR to attack. And so, because of the automated and irrevocable decision-making process which rules out human meddling, the Doomsday machine is terrifying and simple to understand... and completely credible and convincing. 
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