North Korean Software Being Deployed Elsewhere In The World?

These discussions have spent a lot of time talking about Chinese-developed software, but a recent article in The Daily Beast indicates that there is another country that could be a concern.

Excerpt:

"Over the last several months, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies carried out detailed investigations into North Korean IT networks active overseas, including in China, Russia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (PDF). We uncovered firms linked to Pyongyang that are developing and selling encryption technologies, virtual private networks, and software for fingerprint scanning or facial recognition. North Korea-linked IT firms are offering comprehensive IT packages for companies and developing apps or websites for customers who range from small firms in Europe to a U.S. primary school.

"Over the last several months, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies carried out detailed investigations into North Korean IT networks active overseas, including in China, Russia, Southeast Asia, and Africa (PDF). We uncovered firms linked to Pyongyang that are developing and selling encryption technologies, virtual private networks, and software for fingerprint scanning or facial recognition. North Korea-linked IT firms are offering comprehensive IT packages for companies and developing apps or websites for customers who range from small firms in Europe to a U.S. primary school."

The entire article is at this link: Revealed: North Korea Is Secretly Selling Face Scanning Tech

I do not know how reliable the James Martin Center's analysis is, but it's an interesting situation.

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