DPRK IT workers ‘posing as non-North Korean nationals’ warning

The US departments of State and Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have published an advisory document intended, they say, ‘for the international community, the private sector, and the public’ which warns of ‘attempts by [North Korean or ‘DPRK’] information technology (IT) workers to obtain employment while posing as non-North Korean nationals.’

The advisory reminds that there are reputational risks and ‘the potential for legal consequences, including sanctions designation under U.S. and United Nations (UN) authorities, for individuals and entities engaged in or supporting DPRK IT worker-related activity and processing related financial transactions.’

It says that the DPRK ‘dispatches thousands of highly skilled IT workers around the world to generate revenue that contributes to its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missile programs, in violation of U.S. and UN sanctions. These IT workers take advantage of existing demands for specific IT skills, such as software and mobile application development, to obtain freelance employment contracts from clients around the world, including in North America, Europe, and East Asia.’

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