45th Annual Society for Case Research & Global Jesuit Case Series Summer Workshop

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Vasundhara Chakraborty, Stockton University, Nancy Uddin, Monmouth University

Genesis Market Case study

Case overview: Genesis Market was a website which became a hub for criminal activities which offered access to stolen data from compromised computers and specialized in sale of stolen credentials which were associated with emails, bank accounts, and social media platforms. It became a hub for criminal activities. Genesis market related malware has been detected across various countries like in the U.S., Mexico, Germany, Turkey, Sweden, Italy, France, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, among others. Apart from stealing credentials, Genesis also peddled device fingerprints – including unique identifiers and browser cookies. This helped fraudsters circumvent security devices and anti-fraud detection systems. A joint international law enforcement operation was carried out which helped to take over this illegal online Genesis Market.