Buying illegal drugs online with Bitcoins has been popular for quite some years now, starting with Silk Road who sold basically everything you could imagine in the world. Since the closure of Silk Road, several smaller sites has been popping up on the deep web.
One of those sites were Cannabis Road, which as you could probably guess sold different kinds of cannabis. The site announced yesterday that they had been hacked and robbed for a massive 200 Bitcoins or what is equal to around $100,000, CoinDesk.com reported.
Cannabis Road was quickly taken offline by its lead developer who goes under the nick "Crypto", who also send out a mass email to the users of the platform to explain the situation. He had noticed that the balance in their wallet was almost at zero and after multiple checks he could confirm his worst fear.
“At first I thought it was a mistake until I double checked, and triple checked, only to find out, we had, in fact, been robbed not 15 minutes earlier" Crypto explained. He then goes on to show which Bitcoin address that received the coins that were stolen and promises to do all he can to find the persons in charge of the theft.
“I am deeply sorry that I have failed you as a developer and leader, and if I can figure out how this happened, maybe you will find it in your hearts to move past this and help us bring Cannabis Road back to life once again. I don’t know if Cannabis Road will continue to exist or not at this point, because there may be no reasonable way for us to recover from this" Crypto added.