Witness to History: DarkMarket & the FBI Agent who Became Master Splyntr

April 8, 2014 @ 10:00 PM – April 9, 2014 @ 1:00 AM
International Spy Museum
800 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
FREE w/ reservation

The National Law Enforcement Museum’s next Witness to History event: DarkMarket & the FBI Agent who Became Master Splyntr will be held at theInternational Spy Museum, on April 8, 2014, at 6:00 pm. The event will focus on how Agent J. Keith Mularski of the FBI’s Cyber Initiative & Resource Fusion Unit creatively masked his true identity and ran the site DarkMarket under the handle Master Splyntr, remaining undetected for two years.

With over 2,500 registered members at its peak, DarkMarket—a one-stop shop for selling stolen personal credit and identity information online—became a hub for underground criminal enterprise. Agent Mularski’s efforts were responsible for preventing millions in financial loss and resulted in 60 arrests worldwide.

At this Witness to History event, hear directly from Mularski about how he learned to log on and think like a crook to catch criminals. Joining Mularski is WIRED Magazine Investigations Editor Kevin Poulsen, an investigative reporter on the cyber crime beat, author of Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Underground, and a former hacker himself.

Panelists: J. Keith Mularski, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Kevin Poulsen, Investigations Editor, WIRED Magazine
What: National Law Enforcement Museum Panel Discussion Series
Witness to History: DarkMarket & the FBI Agent who Became Master Splyntr
When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Reception at 6:00 pm
Program 6:45-8:30 pm
Where: International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metro Green/Yellow/Red Line to Gallery Place/Chinatown Station

The Museum’s Witness to History program—generously funded by Target—began in June 2011 with a presentation by former Dallas (TX) Homicide Detective Jim Leavelle. Now in his 90s, Leavelle recounted his experience as the detective assigned to escort Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspect accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy, on the day Oswald himself was shot and killed. Since the inaugural Witness to History event, seven more have been presented on topics ranging from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to serial killers—specifically the case of the Green River Killer. Video recordings and photographs from the events are available to view on our website.

Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Space is limited; registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by April 1, 2014.


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