Operation Cookie Monster & Genesis Market: An International Cyber Takedown

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In 2018, Genesis Market was a little known platform trafficking digital fingerprints and credentials to the cyber underground. By 2022, it was the most prominent market of its kind, used by everyone from script kiddies to ransomware actors. This presentation will highlight Operation Cookie Monster, the FBI led international operation to dismantle the market, including lessons learned and results.

Thomas Gathman


Intelligence Analyst, FBI

Amanda Knutson


Supervisory Special Agent , FBI

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