Crypto Theft is Motivation for North Koreans Using Fake Resumes Mandiant Says

Crypto Theft is Motivation for North Koreans Using Fake Resumes Mandiant Says

Summary : Suspected North Korean thieves are plagiarizing resumes and pretending to be from other countries as part of a wider effort to raise money for the government in Pyongyang, according to interviews with cybersecurity experts and data provided to Bloomberg News.

The fraudsters are plundering job listings on LinkedIn and Indeed, incorporating details they find on legitimate profiles into their own resumes in order to try getting hired at US cryptocurrency firms, according to security researchers at Mandiant Inc. One suspected North Korean job seeker recently claimed to be an “innovative and strategic thinking professional” in the tech industry, according to Mandiant, and added, “The world will see the great result from my hands.” The job applicant’s account, which Mandiant identified on July 14, claimed to be from an experienced software developer.

Suspected North Korean thieves are plagiarizing resumes and pretending to be from other countries as part of a wider effort to raise money for the government in Pyongyang, according to interviews with cybersecurity experts and data provided to Bloomberg News.The fraudsters are plundering job listings on LinkedIn and Indeed, incorporating details they find on legitimate profiles into their own resumes in order to try getting hired at US cryptocurrency firms, according to security researchers at Mandiant Inc. One suspected North Korean job seeker recently claimed to be an “innovative and strategic thinking professional” in the tech industry, according to Mandiant, and added, “The world will see the great result from my hands.” The job applicant’s account, which Mandiant identified on July 14, claimed to be from an experienced software developer. But researchers found nearly identical language in another person’s profile.

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