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OPERATION COOKIE MONSTER: FBI SHUTS DOWN ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONLINE CRIMINAL MARKETPLACES!
Washington DC - One of the world's biggest online criminal marketplaces has been shut down in an operation involving 17 countries worldwide, dubbed "Cookie Monster."
Since its inception in March 2018, Genesis Market had offered up the online credentials of people whose devices had been infected by malware or account takeover attacks, the US Justice Department said in a statement.
Led by the FBI and the Dutch National Police, and coordinated from Europol, simultaneous actions were carried out across the globe against users of the platform on Wednesday, resulting in 119 arrests, 208 property searches and 97 knock and talk measures, Europol said.