The country’s cyber forces have raked in billions of dollars for the regime by pulling off schemes ranging from ATM heists to cryptocurrency thefts. Can they be stopped?
[9.3K words; 55 min]
If paywalled: http://archive.today/hbak1
Near the top of the New Yorker page there is a player for a spoken version of the article.
(some optional resources for further reading into the topic)
- North Korea's attempt to steal info on the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer:
- North Korea's near billion-dollar hack of Bangladesh's national bank: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-57520169
The Longreads Club is a bi-weekly program hosted by WorldOregon's Young Professionals group. We discuss a long-form article focused on a global topic each meeting. It's like a book club, but the reading material is shorter. Rather than skim headlines, we dive deep and learn from each other to better understand world events. No membership or registration required - but it's nice to know how many are coming, so RSVPs are encouraged. Read the article and join our discussion!
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