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The jaw-dropping story behind North Korea's dangerous cyber-criminals, the Lazarus Group, who hacked Hollywood and the world
'You'll never see North Korea the same way again' Oliver Bullough, author, Moneyland
Meet the Lazarus Group, a shadowy cabal of hackers accused of working on behalf of the North Korean state. They are one of the most effective criminal enterprises on the planet, having stolen more than $1bn in an international crime spree. Their targets include central banks, cryptocurrency companies, film studios and even the British National Health Service.
In this jaw-dropping, global investigation, journalist Geoff White examines how the North Korean regime has harnessed cutting-edge technology to launch a decade-long campaign of brazen and merciless raids on its richer, more powerful adversaries. From the bustling streets of Dhaka, to the glamorous studios of Hollywood, to the glittering casinos of Macau and the secretive dynastic court of Pyongyang, this is the shocking story of the world's most devastating hackers, their victims and the people who have tried - and ultimately, failed - to stop them.
About the Author
Geoff White is one of the UK's leading technology journalists and a global specialist on cyber-crime. He has reported on the Snowden leaks, investigated the hacking of Britain's largest internet service provider TalkTalk, exposed fraud in the online dating industry, and won multiple awards. His work has appeared in outlets including Channel 4 News, the BBC and The Sunday Times. His podcast series The Dark Web has been a top-ten hit on Audible since its launch in 2017 and his latest podcast, The Lazarus Heist which he co-hosted with Jean Lee for the BBC World Service, was number one in the UK Apple chart.
Pacy and eye-popping. It's chilling to read how easily dictators blessed with talented hackers can now terrorise democracies -- Tom Burgis ― author of Kleptopia
This is a mindbending investigation. You'll never see North Korea the same way again -- Oliver Bullough ― author of Moneyland
One of the most incredible cyber-espionage stories I've ever heard -- Jamie Bartlett ― author of The Missing Crypto Queen
Part detective story, part thriller, but scary since it is all true. White exposes North Korea as a pariah State where ruthless dictatorship joins forces with international cyber crime. A compelling account of a 21st century threat to us all ―Sir David Omand, former head of GCHQ and author of How Spies Think