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North Koreans Steal LinkedIn Resumes in Crypto Job Search Scam

  • Scammers are pilfering language from LinkedIn and Indeed
  • Software development, cryptocurrency skills are major focus
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North Koreans are plagiarizing online resumes and pretending to be from other countries to get remote work at cryptocurrency firms to aid illicit money-raising efforts for the government, cybersecurity researchers say following a US warning on a similar scheme in May.

The fraudsters lift details they find on legitimate profiles on LinkedIn and Indeed for their resumes to get work at US cryptocurrency firms, according to security researchers at Mandiant Inc. One applicant identified by Mandiant on July 14 claimed to be an “innovative and strategic thinking professional” in the tech industry and an experienced software developer. “The world will see the great result from my hands,” the job seeker added in a cover letter.