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The attorney representing Blake Benthall, whom prosecutors claim was the head of the Silk Road 2.0 website, told Ars on Monday that his client’s Twitter account has been hacked.
“He remains in custody and thus, of course, is not tweeting,” Jean-Jacques Cabou said by e-mail. “Blake’s Twitter account was compromised by unauthorized users, who posted the tweet regarding bitcoin donations. Neither Blake nor any member of Blake’s family authorized the tweet or its request. Beginning days ago, we took proper measures to report to Twitter that the account was compromised and the tweet was unauthorized. We have no idea who holds the private key(s) associated with the bitcoin address posted in the tweet.”
Last Tuesday, Benthall’s account simply stated:
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