The Lazarus Heist

The Lazarus Heist

Based on the No 1 Hit podcast


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Based on the No 1 hit podcast 'The Lazarus Heist'

'You'll never see North Korea the same way again' Oliver Bullough, Sunday Times bestselling author of Moneyland

'One of the most incredible cyber-espionage stories I've ever heard, told by one of the UK's best tech journalists' Jamie Bartlett, author of The Missing Crypto Queen

'Madly intriguing' Guardian

Meet the Lazarus Group, a shadowy cabal of hackers accused of working on behalf of the North Korean state. It's claimed that they form one of the most dangerous criminal enterprises on the planet, having stolen more than $1bn in an international crime spree. Their targets allegedly include central banks, Hollywood film studios and even the British National Health Service. North Korea denies the allegations, saying the accusations are American attempts to tarnish its image.

In this staggering, global investigation, award-winning journalist Geoff White examines how the hackers have harnessed cutting-edge technology to launch a decade-long campaign of brazen and merciless raids on its richer, more powerful adversaries. It's not just money they're after. The Lazarus Group's tactics have been used to threaten democracies, gag North Korea's critics and destabilize global peace.

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 shocking story uncovers the secret world of the Lazarus Group, their victims and the people who have tried - and ultimately, so far failed - to stop them.

'Cyber warfare and criminal hacking has never been more pertinent. This a must read to understand the threats currently facing all of us globally' Annie Machon, author of Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers

© Geoff White 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022


  • 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

About the author

Geoff White

Geoff White is an investigative journalist and acclaimed podcaster, covering technology and organised 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 for his work. He has on Channel 4 News, the BBC and The Sunday Times, among others. His podcast The Dark Web was an immediate top-ten hit on Audible 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.
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