9. Silk Road Drug Marketplace

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The first point-and-click website accessible on the Dark Web was called the Silk Road which was formed by a person known as Dread Pirate Roberts. This was the alias of Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2017 after he was identified as setting up the site. Silk Road connected people who wanted to buy drugs and other contraband. Of the 10,000 products for sale in 2013, over 70 percent were drugs.

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