“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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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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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.
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.
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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