Misconfigured cloud server leaked clues of North Korean animation scam

From theregister.com

A misconfigured cloud server that used a North Korean IP address has led to the discovery that film production studios including the BBC, Amazon, and HBO Max could be inadvertently hiring workers from the hermit kingdom for animation projects.

The server – which according to think tank Stimson Center is no longer being utilized – was discovered by the author of NK Internet blog, Nick Roy, in late 2023.

The Stimson Center, together with Roy, analyzed the files that would appear every day on the server’s blog, according to a post on the think tank’s blog, 38 North, penned by Martin Williams.

Many of those files included instructions for animation work and results of that day’s work, uploaded by unknown individuals. Editing comments and instructions were frequently written in Chinese, accompanied by a Korean translation.

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