US announces new sanctions targeting North Korean cyber crime, IT workers

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North Korean Sanctions


Aaron Arnold, senior associate fellow at the RUSI think tank of London, said the package represented a “really interesting set of designations.” “First, I think it shows that DPRK IT laborers are not just working through VPNs located in Pyongyang, but are operating abroad,” he said. “Second, it demonstrates how illicit revenue generation in one area, like crypto-theft, can be used to directly support other types of revenue-generating activities, like IT labor.