June 02, 2023

Seoul issues warning about inadvertently hiring North Korean IT workers

Instructions come after DPRK personnel reportedly falsified their identities to secure work on freelancing platforms

The South Korean government issued an interagency warning against hiring North Korean information technology (IT) workers on Thursday, after U.N. sanctions monitors reported earlier this year that DPRK nationals were securing freelance gigs online.

The statement and instruction issued by Seoul’s National Security Agency and several ministries specifically warn firms to ramp up their screening and conduct more thorough identity checks.