The Lazarus Heist Fraud & Scams, Nonviolent

Hosted By: Geoff White and Jean Lee
Produced By: BBC

The Lazarus Heist investigates the activities of the Lazarus Group, a North Korean hacking organization that is believed to be responsible for a series of high-profile cyberattacks, including the WannaCry ransomware attack and the Sony Pictures hack.

The Lazarus Heist Podcast Host:

The podcast is hosted by Geoff White, a BBC journalist, and Jean Lee, a former CNN correspondent who is now the director of the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. White and Lee bring their extensive experience in covering North Korea and cybersecurity to the podcast, providing listeners with a unique and in-depth look at the Lazarus Group and its operations.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • In-depth Research: The Lazarus Heist is based on extensive research, including interviews with experts, victims, and law enforcement officials. This gives listeners a deep understanding of the Lazarus Group and its methods.
  • Expertise and Experience of the Hosts: White and Lee are both highly respected journalists who have spent years covering North Korea and cybersecurity. This gives them a unique perspective on the Lazarus Group and its activities, which they share with listeners.
  • Real-World Impact: Listeners appreciate how The Lazarus Heist highlights the real-world implications of cybercrime, making them more aware of the importance of cybersecurity and its impact on individuals, organizations, and nations.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Complexity: Given the technical nature of cybercrime and the intricate details of the Lazarus group’s operations, a few listeners have found certain episodes to be overly complex or difficult to follow.Limited Solutions: While the podcast excels in shedding light on the complexities of cybercrime, some listeners wish it would provide more actionable advice or explore potential solutions to combat cyber threats.
  • Repetitive Content: Much of the information in the podcast is already available in other sources, such as news articles and academic papers which made the podcast feel repetitive for listeners who are already familiar with the topic.

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