April 24, 2024

North Korean IT workers impersonating Japanese nationals to secure jobs: Tokyo

Japan advisory echoes warnings that DPRK overseas laborers are earning millions to fund Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions

Japan has issued an advisory that North Korean IT workers are impersonating Japanese nationals to secure jobs, underscoring the role of these skilled professionals in funding Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development.

By adopting Japanese identities, North Korea’s overseas IT professionals allegedly secured jobs with Japanese companies through an unnamed online platform, Tokyo’s foreign ministry, finance ministry, economy ministry and the National Policy Agency said in a joint alert on Tuesday.

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