After the Silk Road server was seized in October 2013, law enforcement gained access to all of the private messages sent between users of the site. Amongst these were the communications of French Maid and DPR. In his first message to DPR, French Maid signed off with the name Carl, and didn’t encrypt the message, meaning that it could be read by investigators after the fact.“I have received important information that you need to know asap. Please provide me with your public key for PGP. Carl.” [Emphasis in the criminal complaint.]It appears that French Maid quickly realised his mistake, and sent another message to DPR four hours later. With the subject header of “Whoops!” French Maid then claimed that he was actually a female called “Carla Sophia,” and that she had “many boyfriends and girlfriends on the market place. DPR will want to hear what I have to say 🙂 xoxoxo.”
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