| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

South Korea: Two arrested for leaking military secrets

Two people have been arrested in South Korea on suspicion of leaking military secrets to a person suspected of being a North Korean spy.

According to investigators, the CEO of a bitcoin exchange and an army officer shared login information for South Korea’s joint military command.

They are accused of receiving large sums of money in exchange.

North and South Korea have been locked in a tense relationship ever since fighting a war between 1950-1953.

The officer used a camera watch and USB device to give the agent access to data between January and March, police say.

The two men were arrested earlier this month. The whereabouts and identity of the presumed North Korean agent are unclear.