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U.S. warns of North Korean hackers posing as IT freelancers

May 18, 2022

Companies and other organizations should be careful when employing IT freelancers, lest they end up hiring North Korean hackers.

The advice comes from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who warned 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.”

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