Chrome 80 update cripples top cybercrime marketplace


Genesis marketplace

A small change in the Google Chrome 80 browser has had a devastating effect on one of today’s top cybercrime marketplaces.

According to new research shared with ZDNet this week by threat intelligence firm KELA, the Genesis Store is currently going through a rough patch, seeing a 35% drop in the number of hacked credentials sold on the site.

KELA says Genesis administrators are currently scrambling to fix their inventory deficit and feed the store with new credentials before customers notice a drop in new and fresh listings.

One could say that if they don’t address the issues caused by the new Chrome 80 update, the store’s entire future hangs in the balance.

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