Date Track Investigator AF/PF Person Person Person Note



Attribution Pseudonym
2011-01-23 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI AF DPR, unknown

silkroad420.wordpress.com created via Tor





2011-01-27 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI AF DPR

SR announced on shroomery.com




ALTOID
2011-01-29 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI AF DPR

SR announced on bitcoinforum




ALTOID
2011-02-05 DATA
PF


First recorded transaction





2011-06-01 MEDIA




Gawker starts the media coverage on Silk Road





2011-06-05 MEDIA




Sen. Schumer asks LE to investigate Silk Road





2011-10-01 PROCESS




Case file opened (approx.)





2011-10-11 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI AF DPR

Looking for IT professional on bitcoinforum. Contact address GMAIL given



ARI ALTOID
2011-10-21 SERVERS NYFO FBI PF


New SR Servers procured





2012-03-05 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI PF DPR SO
DPR creates StackOverflow account with his GMAIL



ARI
2012-03-16 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI PF DPR SO
DPR asks for code fix



ARI
2012-03-16 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI PF DPR SO
Changes name to frosty on Stack Overflow



ARI FROSTY
2012-03-30 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI PF DPR SO
Changes GMAIL on Stack Overflow



ARI FROSTY
2012-04-02 PROCESS




Undercover activity started (approx.)





2012-04-30 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF UC-1

Undercover Agent joins SilkRoad users





2012-11-30 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF EMPLOYEE

EMPLOYEE joins SilkRoad staff





2012-12-07 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF UC-1 DPR
UC-1 wants buyer for cocaine from DPR





2012-12-08 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF UC-1 DPR
UC-1 wants buyer for cocaine from DPR





2012-12-09 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF EMPLOYEE UC-1 DPR EMPLOYEE claims buyer “VENDOR” found




EMPLOYEE
2012-12-17 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF VENDOR UC-1
Negotiation on deal





2013-01-10 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF EMPLOYEE

EMPLOYEE reveals his residence to UC-1



ARI-EMPLOYEE EMPLOYEE
2013-01-13 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
DPR congratulates UC-1 on deal





2013-01-13 GOOGLE NYFO FBI AF? GOOGLE

First IP Record DPR



ARI
2013-01-14 PROCESS




Physical surveillance on EMPLOYEE residence begins (approx)





2013-01-14 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
Shipment method discussion





2013-01-15 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF UC-1 DPR
Shipment changed to courier





2013-01-17 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF UC-1 EMPLOYEE
Undercover Agents deliver to EMPLOYEE residence



ARI-EMPLOYEE
2013-01-17 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF UC-1 EMPLOYEE
Payment made





2013-01-20 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF UC-1 EMPLOYEE
EMPLOYEE arrested
Date unsure


2013-01-26 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
DPR confirms arrest of EMPLOYEE





2013-01-27 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
Negotiation on hit on EMPLOYEE begins





2013-01-31 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
Negotiation on hit concludes





2013-02-04 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
DPR pays for hit





2013-02-05 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR

Waiting for hit until Feb 8





2013-02-12 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1 EMPLOYEE Hit begins





2013-02-19 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1 EMPLOYEE Hit ends





2013-02-21 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
DPR talks badly about EMPLOYEE





2013-03-01 UNDERCOVER UC-1 AF DPR UC-1
DPR makes second payment for hit





2013-03-13 HIT2 NYFO FBI AF FC DPR
FC starts extortion





2013-03-20 HIT2 NYFO FBI AF DPR FC
DPR asks for FC's contact





2013-03-25 HIT2 NYFO FBI AF RAW DPR
FC's contact (RAW) contacts DPR





2013-03-29 HIT2 NYFO FBI AF FC DPR
FC repeats threat





2013-03-30 HIT2 NYFO FBI AF DPR RAW
Negotiation on hit on FC





2013-04-01 HIT2 NYFO FBI AF RAW DPR
Hit undertaken





2013-04-05 HIT2 NYFO FBI AF RAW DPR
Hit confirmed





2013-04-18 ACCOUNTS NYFO FBI PF DPR

DPR States time in PST



ARI
2013-05-01 MEDIA




DDOS against Silk Road





2013-05-24 SERVERS NYFO FBI AF
DRP
User warns DPR that VPN IP leaks via website




2013-05-24 DATA
PF


First recorded private message





2013-06-01 IDDOCS NYFO FBI AF DPR RAW
DPR and RAW talk on third party chat system





2013-06-03 SERVERS NYFO FBI PF DPR

Last Login to SR VPN from IP-CAFE, WIPE


ARI
2013-06-05 IDDOCS NYFO FBI AF DPR RAW
DPR requests ID docs from RAW. RAW agrees



ARI
2013-06-10 PROCESS




RAW receives photos, birthday (approx)



ARI
2013-06-20 GOOGLE NYFO FBI AF? GOOGLE

Last IP Record DPR


ARI
2013-06-20 PROCESS




Physical surveillance on DPR residence begins (approx.)



ARI
2013-06-25 PROCESS




SR Webserver identified by WLAN surveillance (approx.)



ARI
2013-07-08 IDDOCS NYFO FBI AF DPR

DPR wants IDs for servers





2013-07-10 IDDOCS NYFO FBI AF CBP

CBP finds ID documents shipped to DPR



ARI
2013-07-23 SERVERS NYFO FBI PF


Image of SR Webserver




2013-07-26 IDDOCS NYFO FBI AF DHS

DHS visits DPR at home address



ARI
2013-09-15 SERVERS NYFO FBI PF


Image of SR Wallet server





2013-09-27
NYFO FBI PF


Criminal Complaint





2013-10-01
UC-1 PF


Indictment





2013-10-02


FBI DPR
DPR arrested



ARI