25 episodes

Hackers, North Korea and billions of dollars. Lazarus returns – in fact, the criminals never went away. Season 2 begins at an ATM, possibly near you. With Jean Lee and Geoff White. Investigators claim a secretive, elite North Korean hacking ring, nicknamed the Lazarus Group, is responsible for the theft of billions of dollars around the globe. Pyongyang denies having anything to do with cybercrimes, saying the United States is making these allegations to try to tarnish its image. Season 1 told the stories of the Lazarus Group's alleged hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and Bangladesh Bank and the WannaCry ransomware attack.

The Lazarus Heist BBC Podcasts

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings

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Hackers, North Korea and billions of dollars. Lazarus returns – in fact, the criminals never went away. Season 2 begins at an ATM, possibly near you. With Jean Lee and Geoff White. Investigators claim a secretive, elite North Korean hacking ring, nicknamed the Lazarus Group, is responsible for the theft of billions of dollars around the globe. Pyongyang denies having anything to do with cybercrimes, saying the United States is making these allegations to try to tarnish its image. Season 1 told the stories of the Lazarus Group's alleged hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and Bangladesh Bank and the WannaCry ransomware attack.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Trailer: The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam

    Trailer: The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam

    It was the biggest gold mine fraud of all time – a scam that devastated countless lives. But what really happened? Suzanne Wilton revisits the story that she just couldn’t let go of, to find answers about how the scam was perpetrated…and about the mysterious death of a geologist in the jungle. From the BBC World Service and CBC. To hear more, search for The Six Billion Dollar Gold Scam wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 2 min
    S2.9 Big spenders

    S2.9 Big spenders

    “Are you a North Korean hacker? Yes, I am.” Investigators say money from the Lazarus Group’s hacks is flowing into Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons programme. Can it be stopped?
    #LazarusHeist

    • 40 min
    S2.8 Bitcoin bandits

    S2.8 Bitcoin bandits

    From millions to billions: the Lazarus Group get into cryptocurrency. North Korea tries to infiltrate companies from the inside, posing as job seekers. “We had a North Korean on our payroll”. Can investigators stop them cashing out their digital loot? #LazarusHeist

    • 36 min
    S2.7 Crypto comrades

    S2.7 Crypto comrades

    It’s North Korea’s first crypto conference. Eight international tech experts decide to go but someone is watching. Their every move in Pyongyang is followed and they soon regret the trip. “I was put in handcuffs and taken to an interrogation centre.”
    #LazarusHeist

    • 37 min
    S2.6 False flags

    S2.6 False flags

    “He wrote me beautiful letters!” A “bromance” begins between President Trump and Kim Jong-un but how long will it last? The US president’s former security advisor, Ambassador John Bolton, reveals what happens inside the summit room when the two leaders meet face to face. Plus, the Olympic Destroyer hackers are finally unmasked – but who are they?
    #LazarusHeist

    • 37 min
    S2.5 ‘Olympic Destroyer’

    S2.5 ‘Olympic Destroyer’

    Hackers attack the Winter Olympics, during the opening ceremony in South Korea. Who is responsible? Fingers point to North Korea but it has joined forces with its neighbour and even sent a team. Why would they want to sabotage it? What’s going on?
    #LazarusHeist

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Ann1938 ,

Must listen!!

This is probably the best podcast I’ve ever listened to. It is exciting, wild, and just unbelievable!!! I love touching on North Korean history as well. Highly recommended and highly educational!!

Mandarins89 ,

5 stars

Amazing journalism. I really enjoyed!

mnchgdutrkchkr(j ,

Another great podcast

Season 2 was another great podcast with
Great insight. Enjoyed it.

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