North Korea is Trying to Embed Agents into IT Positions of Western Countries

Attention IT departments, the FBI is warning US companies to be wary of inadvertently hiring North Koreans to remotely work in their IT departments, amid fears of data theft and hacking.

We are seeing organized activities designed to mask the origins of North Korean people trying to infiltrate IT organizations and then leverage the access of those positions to harvest sensitive data and potentially be a vehicle to conduct cyber-offensive actions!

Check out this article which describes two different programs unmasked by the FBI.

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/arrests-made-after-north-koreans-hired-for-remote-tech-jobs-at-us-companies/

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