UK part of operation to takedown criminal marketplace selling victim identities
International operation targets online marketplace selling stolen credentials
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) announced on 5 April the takedown of Genesis Market, one of the biggest online marketplaces selling stolen credentials to criminals worldwide. The marketplace reportedly hosted approximately 800 million stolen identity credentials and the digital fingerprints of over two million people. The international operation, which involved 17 countries, was led by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Dutch National Police. The NCA, working alongside the City of London Police and police forces across the UK, has so far arrested 24 people as part of the operation.