Under the banner of “Operation Cookie Monster,” law enforcement agencies, spearheaded by the FBI, have taken down Genesis Market, one of the largest online cybercrime markets. Genesis Market had a specialty in vending digital identities and “bots” capable of breaching personal bank accounts and company data. A collaborative effort between international law enforcement agencies, including the Dutch National Police and the UK’s National Crime Agency, was utilized to close the market, resulting in nearly 120 apprehensions around the world. Genesis is now facing US-imposed sanctions for its part in the theft and commercialization of sensitive information and device credentials.

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