U.S. authorities have issued an advisory warning to IT firms, including cryptocurrency firms, about North Korean tech workers trying to obtain employment by posing as non-DPRK individuals.
Supporting g DPRK IT workers and their activity entails reputational risks and legal consequences since it would violate U.S. sanctions.
The authoritarian state dispatched its seasoned IT workers in order to generate revenue for its weapons development programs. Potential employees may choose to sub-contract their work to non-North Koreans in order to obfuscate their malicious intentions.
Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was recently sentenced to more than five years behind bars for helping North Korea evade sanctions.