Four UK men have been arrested by our National Crime Agency in the wake of the arrest of alleged Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht, with the four users of the site unsurprisingly held on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.
One man in his 50s from Devon and three in their 20s from Manchester are now helping police with enquiries, with enquiries likely to take the form of police repeatedly asking them about Bitcoins, drug supply chains and suspicious courier deliveries.
Keith Bristow, director of the NCA, said: “These arrests send a clear message to criminals, the hidden internet isn’t hidden and your anonymous activity isn’t anonymous. We know where you are, what you are doing and we will catch you. It is impossible for criminals to completely erase their digital footprint. No matter how technology-savvy the offender, they will always make mistakes and this brings law enforcement closer to them.”
So there. Opening an incognito tab won’t stop them finding out how many photos of Susanna Reid you’ve looked at today. [Telegraph]