New Listings (Past Year):
Dark Web Networks:
Tor, Clear Web
April 2017 (Seized April 2023)
As implied by its logo, Genesis specialized in “browser fingerprints”. Browser fingerprints are harvested from computers that have been infected with infostealer malware and often include credentials, payment data, cookies, browsers in use, IP addresses, user-agent strings and operating system details. This information can be used by criminals to bypass anti-fraud solutions (such as MFA or device fingerprinting) by making the browser session appear identical to the victim’s.
Genesis also offered a browser plugin and its own Chromium-based browser to assist in the management and use of these fingerprints.
Update April 2023:
On April 5 2023, the Genesis market was seized as part of the international law enforcement crackdown dubbed “Operation Cookie Monster“. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) Estimated that the market hosted about 80 million credentials and digital fingerprints stolen from more than 2 million people.
Update October 2023:
Following Operation Cookie Monster, Genesis tried to continue solely on Tor. However, it suffered from a ban from Exploit forum, which had been a key communication and customer service channel for the site, and a drop in bot quality as alleged by users. In June it was announced on the forum club2crd that the admins were selling the entire platform (source code, database, infrastructure, etc.) and in July a buyer had been found. Shortly after the deal closed the site went offline and is yet to return.