“[The advice in this article can be adapted to suit the needs of other hidden services, including ones which are legal in your jurisdiction. The threat model in mind is that of a drug market. The tone is that of a grandfather who is always annoyingly right, who can’t help but give a stream-of-consciousness schooling to some whippersnapper about the way the world works. If this article inspires you to go on a crime spree and you get caught, don’t come crying to me about it.]-email@example.com, “So, you want to be a darknet drug lord…” pastebin.com. Unknown date.
The tl;dr of this piece is the notion of parallel construction and that all it takes is one fuck-up for someone with the necessary resources to find you. But, on the other hand, if your threat profile is trying to become a less vulnerable target to criminals, learning what criminals do to avoid law enforcement will put you far ahead of the kinds of people they normally target. Obviously, don’t be a darknet drug lord. There are easier ways to make money.