- US government warns over against hiring North Koreans in IT and crypto jobs online.
- The authorities ask employers to be alerted by red flags like requests to receive payments in virtual currencies.
- A reward of up to $5 million from the US government for reporting illicit DPRK activity in cyberspace.
Three US government agencies unanimously issued a public advisory warning the local employers against the influx of North Korean workers in the IT sector, especially in the crypto industry who often use illicit tactics and phoney identities to conceal their nationality.
This warning is issued as a new joint advisory from The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Department of Treasury and US Department of State. It elaborates the role of North Korean IT workers in raising revenue that contributes to the ballistic missile programs and the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in North Korea, in violation of US and UN sanctions.
The advisory states the workers from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) p …