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How FBI Takes Down Cybercrime Superstores

Operation Cookie Monster was a success because of partnerships, FBI officials say.

In 2023, Operation Cookie Monster disrupted the Genesis Market, which trafficked in selling digital fingerprints and credentials to the cyber underground. According to FBI agents, Genesis Market was a superstore for cybercriminals, spanning small crimes and massive theft.

Led by the FBI, the operation brought together private industry, U.S. law enforcement and international partners. FBI Intelligence Analyst Thomas Gathman and Supervisory Special Agent Amanda Knutson discussed at the RSA Conference in San Francisco the lessons learned from Operation Cookie Monster and how federal law enforcement efforts are disrupting these illicit markets.

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