US authorities have warned that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is sending IT workers to get freelance jobs at companies worldwide, with the goal of obtaining privileged access that could be used to open the door for cyber intrusions.

Thousands of “highly skilled IT workers” have been directed or forced to target freelance jobs at organisations in wealthier nations by the North Korean state.

It’s believed that said workers use a variety of methods to conceal their nationality in order to sidestep US and UN sanctions.

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