The Lazarus Heist: From Hollywood to High Finance: Inside North Korea's Global Cyber War (Hardback)Geoff White (author)
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The award-winning journalist and author of Crime Dot Com delivers an utterly gripping investigation into the shocking tactics and cybercrime carried out by the Lazarus Group - a gang of hackers allegedly working for the North Korean Government with the aim to destabilise the global order.
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.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 29 mm
'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
'This is a mindbending investigation into how the so-called hermit kingdom hacks, cheats, steals and extorts money from the rest of us. You'll never see North Korea the same way again' - Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland and Butler to the World
'Geoff White's thorough investigation reads as part detective story, part thriller, but scary since it is all true. He 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' - Professor Sir David Omand, former head of GCHQ and author of How Spies Think
'North Korea is one of the world's least understood countries. By uncovering key details about the innovative methods of the Lazarus Group, and richly detailing its operations, Geoff White has performed a crucial service in our conception of the criminal state that is North Korea. Read this book!' - Isaac Stone Fish, author of America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger
'In this captivating gem of a book, Geoff takes us on a whirlwind global adventure that covers the events around a fascinating and important cyber attack that we all should be aware of' - Jack Rhysider, founder of Darknet Diaries
'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
'Pacy and eye-popping, this book shows us what happens when the world of Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy meets the world of Misha Glenny's McMafia. It is chilling to read how easily dictators blessed with talented hackers can now terrorise democracies' - Tom Burgis, author of Kleptopia
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