Foreign Policy Playlist

North Korea and the Billion-Dollar Hack



Foreign Policy Playlist recommends: The Lazarus Heist

This week, FP Playlist recommends The Lazarus Heist, a podcast from the BBC about a hacking ring linked to North Korea that attempted to steal a billion dollars. The story begins with the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures.

About Foreign Policy Playlist:  Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places. Love podcasts just as much as we do? Wed love to feature your favorite foreign-policy podcasts on Foreign Policy Playlist. Reach out to us by clicking on the link here.  See All Episodes


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