12 episodes

“Almost a perfect crime.” The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.

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“Almost a perfect crime.” The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.

    Lazarus Heist live

    Lazarus Heist live

    A special episode recorded in front of an audience in New York. What’s it like working in North Korea? How are hackers tracked in real time? Hosted by podcaster and musician Dessa, with Jean Lee and Geoff White. Your questions answered, plus guests: Seohyun Lee, who defected from North Korea, and cybersecurity expert Michael ‘Barni’ Barnhart. #LazarusHeist

    • 58 min
    10. Kill switch

    10. Kill switch

    A frightening global attack, hospitals in chaos and an accidental hero with a secret. A virus spreads from computer to computer in 150 countries, causing billions of dollars in damage. It’s the story of WannaCry and Marcus Hutchins.
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    • 45 min
    9. The Macau connection

    9. The Macau connection

    “Dark arts”, murders and a place with a murky past. Breaking news: an unexpected interview with one of the middlemen.
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    Correction: This episode says that Kim Jong-nam was killed in 2015. The correct date was 2017.

    • 40 min
    8. The multimillion mistake

    8. The multimillion mistake

    A costly spelling error and “a fight in the bank” over $20 million. The hunt for a mysterious middleman takes us to Japan.
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    • 36 min
    7. Korean roulette

    7. Korean roulette

    A car loaded with cash, fake millionaires and death threats – we’re following the money. After they hacked into the billion dollar account, it was time to gamble. The story moves to the Philippines.
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    • 38 min
    6. Cyber slaves

    6. Cyber slaves

    A double life overseas and welcome to hacker hotel. There’s an ominous message from a friend - “I don’t think I’ll be coming back”.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

SoumAxetuirk ,

Great show

I heard this story before years back. Personally I tried to get as much information as i can from the internet. Because I found it so fascinating how a country gets involved in such actions. But there a heck lot of things I got to know for this podcast. They described everything in detailed and interesting way. Thank you team...

koogli ,

Re lease the dang background music on Apple Spotify

Please for the love of god please I beg you to release the background music on Apple Music or Spotify. I have been asking this since the podcast released! It’s not funny anymore, Jean and Geoff!

Sameer Sathe ,

Wonderful subject & nicely explained

Wonderful subject & nicely explained

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