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J-CODE, an acronym for Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement, is an FBI operation announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on January 29, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which targets illegal opioid distribution on the Darknet.[1][2][3] Given the integrity and robustness of the hidden services of the Tor anonymity network, however, sting operations, the seizure of servers, the tracking of postal deliveries, and in general the exploitation of failures of operational security are expected to be standard operating procedure.[4]


  1. ^ Grant, Julie (2018-01-29). "AG Jeff Sessions Visits Pittsburgh To Address Opioid Crisis". CBS Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  2. ^ Harris, Zach (2018-01-30). "Jeff Sessions Is Crafting a Task Force to Battle Opioid Sales on the Dark Net The Attorney General's plan to combat online crime comes days after a speech at a DEA graduation ceremony, where Sessions admonished "an erosion of public support for anti-drug law enforcement."". Merry Jane. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  3. ^ "How Sessions is Using the War on Drugs to Assault Anonymity". The Daily Sheeple. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  4. ^ Thompson, Iaian (2018-01-30). "I'll torpedo Tor weirdos, US AG storms: Feds have 'already infiltrated' darknet drug souks Sessions sets up task force for dopes' dope dope crack down". The Register. Retrieved 2018-01-31.